Last updated on July 2019

Evaluation of the Effect of Custom Compression Garments on Standing Static Balance in Ehlers Danlos Syndrome

Brief description of study

Studies have shown the existence of a proprioceptive deficit in patients with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS) (genetic pathology of connective tissue with hypermobility, multifactor joint instability). A study dating from 2010 showed a qualitative improvement in disability when wearing compression garments (CG) in this pathology, particularly in the fields of proprioception and balance.

The purpose of this study is to quantify the effect of CG on standing static balance in patients with EDS.

Detailed Study Description

To evaluate the effect of CG on standing static balance in patients with EDS, this study is a pilot study, carried out according to a cross-over scheme of type AB/BA.

Each patient will benefit from 2 posturological evaluations, namely without CG (treatment A) and with CG (treatment B). Patients will be randomly assigned to 2 groups: the AB or BA sequence will be randomized for each patient.

For each evaluation, a measurement with eyes open and eyes closed will be performed.

A clinical balance assessment by the Berg test will be performed for each of the conditions.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03986229

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