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Clinical Trials: Podiatry & Orthotics

Source: The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Foot orthotics or shoe inserts are currently utilized as a common conservative treatment option for a wide variety of foot disorders. This treatment is used for both the relatively healthy active population and the more sedentary population with diabetes or peripheral vascular disease (dysvascular). However, there is limited objective scientific data documenting the actual benefits or effectiveness of either customized or over-the-counter foot orthoses. It ... Read More
Last Updated: 28 Feb 2012
Source: Canandaigua VA Medical Center
A randomized sham controlled trial evaluating the efficacy of the use of custom foot orthotics in veterans suffering from chronic lower back pain. The current study hypothesizes that those veterans with chronic lower back pain who receive the custom foot orthotics will show greater improvements in pain and disability associated with the chronic lower back pain than those who receive the sham orthotic. Read More
Last Updated: 13 Jun 2016
Source: Wilfrid Laurier University
The purpose of this study is to increase clinical knowledge of the relationship between increased plantar sensory information and orthotics in a Parkinsonian gait. The objectives of this study are to determine if orthotics, with and without a textured top cover, can alter muscle activation, gait parameters, balance, functional mobility, and decrease fall risks in Parkinson's participants. Read More
Last Updated: 17 Jun 2016
Source: Oregon Health and Science University
This is a research study of persons with Down Syndrome between 2 and 80 years old who are independently walking. The purpose of this study is to see what effect orthotics have on how people with Down Syndrome walk. Read More
Last Updated: 05 Nov 2014
Source: University of British Columbia
Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a widespread problem in Canada, leading to decreased quality of life and increased economic burden. Current research has focused on expensive, invasive treatments, whereas inexpensive conservative treatments have received less attention. One such treatment is the use of orthotics to reduce pain and increase function in people with knee OA. Currently, clinical practice guidelines for the use of orthotics are vague and ... Read More
Last Updated: 05 Jun 2016
Source: Ability Prosthetics and Orthotics, Inc.
The purpose of this research is to evaluate benefits of a microprocessor controlled prosthetic ankle-foot device compared to a non-microprocessor controlled or passive carbon fiber prosthetic ankle-foot device. Read More
Last Updated: 08 Aug 2016
Source: University of Malaga
Onychomycosis occurs in more than 50% of all pathologies unguinal, affecting the health and quality of life of the patient. Although the investigators have a wide therapeutic arsenal, there is still a disparity when carrying out an effective processing. Hypothesis/Objectives: To analyze if the use of the podiatric technique of aggressive unguinal abrasion with micrometer sports, in combination with topical treatment with amorolfin 5% in hairspray, ... Read More
Last Updated: 02 Dec 2014
Source: The University of Queensland
Musculoskeletal conditions account for the third leading cause of health systems expenditure in Australia. Patellofemoral pain syndrome or pain about the knee cap is such a condition often treated in primary care. Both the individual and community are affected by this condition with an estimated 1 in 4 sufferers having problems and pain up to 20 years after first being afflicted. Importantly, it interferes with activities such as walking, jogging, gym ... Read More
Last Updated: 17 Dec 2013
Source: Logan College of Chiropractic
Purpose of study: To assess the effects of wearing custom orthotics as opposed to placebo foot inserts on the duration of chiropractic correction of spinal fixations and muscle imbalances using applied kinesiology techniques. Read More
Last Updated: 09 Oct 2012
Source: NHS Tayside
This is an exploratory pilot Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT) to investigate the effects of a multifaceted podiatry intervention designed to reduce falls in care homes. The investigators hypothesise that the intervention will reduce the high falls rates present in care homes for older people, compared to usual care. The results will inform the sample size calculation for a full-scale definitive RCT Read More
Last Updated: 06 Oct 2015
Source: Pfizer
This is a clinical research study of an experimental topical drug for the treatment of chronic, neuropathic, diabetic foot ulcers. Patients participating in the study may receive an active drug (MRE0094), inactive drug (placebo), or a gel used to treat diabetic foot ulcers currently available for sale in the United States. What treatment a patient will receive is determined by chance (like drawing a number from a hat). All patients will receive additional ... Read More
Last Updated: 23 May 2012
Source: University of Sao Paulo
The orthotics are auxiliary therapeutic resources indicated for the relief of pain, improves functional standard or correction of deformities. There is a lack of studies that analyze the biomechanical changes promoted by the Orthotics in functional pattern of the upper limb. The objective of this proposal is to analyse biomechanical changes in the functional upper limb pattern with the use of orthoses for patients with dysfunctions arising from ... Read More
Last Updated: 14 Nov 2016
Source: Wilfrid Laurier University
The purpose of this study is to explore the long-term effects that orthotics imposes on the structure and function of the foot. The objectives of the study are to determine if the use of custom-made foot orthotics (CFO) cause: (a) changes to the structure of the plantar intrinsic muscles, (b) changes in the rate of muscle activity and timing in the plantar intrinsic muscles and (c) creates any changes in balance control during gait termination. The aim of ... Read More
Last Updated: 15 Jan 2017
Source: Quinnipiac University
The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of two types of in-shoe custom made orthotics in altering the motion of the foot and muscle activity of select muscles of the lower leg in individuals experiencing lower extremity symptoms of a non traumatic origin. We hypothesized that orthotics would decrease the extent of motion of the during walking and running when compared to a barefoot condition. The investigators further hypothesized that ... Read More
Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015
Source: Integra LifeSciences Corporation
The objective of this study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the INTEGRA® Dermal Regeneration Template for the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers located distal to the malleolus in subjects with diabetes mellitus, neuropathy, and without significantly compromised arterial circulation. Read More
Last Updated: 28 Jul 2016
Source: KeraCure
The objective of this study is to determine the safety and effectiveness of a device (the KC-002 interactive wound dressing) in the promotion of healing in diabetic foot ulcers as compared with a conventional wound therapy regimen for subjects with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes mellitus. This is a prospective, randomized, multi-center, unmasked, controlled study. All patients will receive care for the diabetic foot ulcer during the study. Participation ... Read More
Last Updated: 24 Aug 2008
Source: MiMedx Group, Inc.
The objective of this study is to evaluate the percentage of patients with complete diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) closure following up to 12 weeks of treatment with either dehydrated human amnion/chorion membrane (dHACM) plus standard of care (SOC) or SOC alone. Read More
Last Updated: 26 Jan 2017
Source: Dundee Podiatry Clinic
The primary aim is to examine whether there is a consistent range of pressure threshold values for the asymptomatic foot.Previous studies established the inter/intra-clinician reliability of pressure threshold measuring and have established a normative range of values within the trunk and upper body. Since the establishment of these values, pressure threshold testing has been used extensively in the head, neck, shoulders and spine as a clinical tool and a ... Read More
Last Updated: 16 Sep 2013
Source: Promius Pharma, LLC
The objectives of this study are to assess the safety of NAB001 for topical treatment of mild to moderate distal onychomycosis of the toenails over 52 weeks and to compare the efficacy of NAB001 to vehicle alone at the end of the study (Week 56) after treating for 52 weeks. Read More
Last Updated: 07 Jul 2013
Source: Pfizer
This is a clinical research study of an experimental topical drug for the treatment of chronic, neuropathic, diabetic foot ulcers. The purpose of the study is to determine the safety of the experimental drug when applied to large, diabetic foot ulcers. The study will also determine if the experimental drug can safely promote healing of diabetic foot ulcers better than standard treatments currently available to doctors. Patients participating in the study ... Read More
Last Updated: 23 May 2012
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