A single-blinded, randomized, parallel group superiority trial investigating the effects of footwear and custom foot orthoses versus footwear alone in individuals with patellofemoral joint osteoarthritis: a phase II pilot trial protocol
Narelle Wyndow, Kay M Crossley, Bill Vicenzino, Kylie Tucker, Natalie J Collins
Journal of Foot and Ankle Research | BIOMED CENTRAL LTD | Published : 2017
BACKGROUND: Patellofemoral joint osteoarthritis is a common condition, yet information regarding conservative management is lacking. Foot orthoses are an effective intervention for improving pain and function in younger individuals with patellofemoral pain and may be effective in those with patellofemoral osteoarthritis. This pilot study will seek to establish the feasibility of a phase III randomised controlled trial to investigate whether foot orthoses worn in prescribed motion controlled footwear are superior to prescribed motion control footwear alone in the management of patellofemoral osteoarthritis. METHODS/DESIGN: This phase II pilot clinical trial is designed as a randomized, single..View full abstract
Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Postgraduate Scholarship
Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Fellowship
Awarded by Australian Podiatry Education and Research Foundation (APERF)
NW is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Postgraduate Scholarship (#2132179). KT is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Fellowship (APP1009410), 2011-2015. NC is supported by a UQ Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. In-kind support for the footwear utilized in this study has been provided by New Balance, and for the foot orthoses by Orthema Australasia and Orthema Switzerland. The Australian Podiatry Education and Research Foundation (APERF) has provided funding of $9930 for radiographs and consumables. None of the funding bodies has had any role in the study design, and will not have a role in data analysis or interpretation.