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The Utilization of High Frequency Ultrasound to Diagnose Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome: A Pilot Study

Study category: Bones, Muscles, and Joints

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Description

The results of the ultrasound will help determine if there are any significant radiologic findings or patterns seen in patients with CECS. Evaluation of ultrasonographic findings will be dependent on tissue density as measured by hypoechoic versus hyperechoic signal as well as muscle compartment thickness at its largest dimension.

Details
Age

Child to Adult

Eligibility

Inclusion Criteria: -Male or female ages 13 and over -Patients with any combination of the following symptoms who would otherwise be evaluated for CECS: -Symptoms of leg pain worsened with activity and relieved by rest -Pain that is generalized in the anterior or lateral compartments of the lower leg -Numbness or tingling in the distribution of the superficial peroneal nerve -Sensation of slap foot or anterior/lateral compartment weakness -Able to exercise for CPT testing: Patients will be asked to go through a standardized warm up on a treadmill with increasing speed and incline settings until symptoms are achieved. They will maintain exercise for a minimum of five minutes or to patient tolerance. Exclusion Criteria: -Known vascular disease -Neurogenic or radicular symptoms

Detailed Eligibility: Inclusion Criteria: -Male or female ages 13 and over -Patients with any combination of the following symptoms who would otherwise be evaluated for CECS: -Symptoms of leg pain worsened with activity and relieved by rest -Pain that is generalized in the anterior or lateral compartments of the lower leg -Numbness or tingling in the distribution of the superficial peroneal nerve -Sensation of slap foot or anterior/lateral compartment weakness -Able to exercise for CPT testing: Patients will be asked to go through a standardized warm up on a treadmill with increasing speed and incline settings until symptoms are achieved. They will maintain exercise for a minimum of five minutes or to patient tolerance. Exclusion Criteria: -Known vascular disease -Neurogenic or radicular symptoms

Phase

Pilot - A pilot Study is used to obtain information, and work out the logistics and management, deemed necessary for further Research Studies.

Type of Study

Observational

Location

University of Colorado Hospital

Principal Investigator
Michelle Wolcott,  MD

Michelle Wolcott, MD

Study ID

Protocol Number: 18-1297

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