Last updated on February 2015

Long Duration Therapeutic Ultrasound on Tendon Injuries


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Musculoskeletal Pain | Tendon Injuries
  • Age: Between 18 - 70 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female
  • Other:
    Has been diagnosed with tendinitis in the elbow (medial or lateral epicondyles),
    patella, or Achilles tendon based on physical examination by a healthcare
    practitioner and medical history. Physical examination must include one of the
    following: assessment of pain during manual movements of the injured limb (e.g. a
    positive Mill's Test [Wadsworth, 1987] for elbow tendinitis), or local tenderness
    upon palpation over the tendon
    Experience tendon pain greater than 1 (using the VAS scale of 0-10) during the week
    preceding study screening
    Between 18 and 70 years of age
    Willing and able to self-administer the study device to the treatment area daily
    Have access to a mobile phone or camera to take a picture of the treatment area
    immediately after use of the device
    Body Mass Index (BMI) is less than or equal to 34.0
    Agree to document all pain medications and associated dosages during participation in
    the study.
    If taking prescription pain medication, agree to keep dosage constant (unchanged)
    during participation in the study.
    Agree not to use any topical solution such as analgesic cream or ointment on the
    treatment area during participation in the study

You may not be eligible for this study if the following are true:

  • Subjects that cannot speak, read or write English
    History or current diagnosis of tendinosis or a tendon tear
    Known neuropathy (nerve damage that affects the treatment area)
    Surgery in the treatment area within the last 6 months
    Non-ambulatory (unable to walk)
    Prisoner
    Pregnant
    Have a pacemaker
    Malignancy in the treatment area
    Refuse to discontinue all other interventional treatment modalities (i.e.
    transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), electrical stimulation, or other
    ultrasound therapy) during the study
    Local corticosteroid or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection within the past 3 months
    Clinically significant or unstable medical or psychological conditions that would
    compromise participation in the study
    Participated in a clinical trial for an investigational drug and/or agent within 30
    days prior to screening
    Involved in any injury-related litigation in the treatment area
    Open sores or wounds in the treatment area that would prevent use of the device
    Arthritis in the treatment area
    Carpal tunnel syndrome (if subject has elbow tendinitis)

Recruitment Status: Open


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