Gait Retraining to Reduce Knee Osteoarthritis Pain

Trial ID or NCT#



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The purpose of this study is to determine how well people can be trained to produce new and different movements through the use of haptic feedback. One particular application is retraining individuals to walk differently in order to reduce knee joint loads to prevent or treat knee osteoarthritis as an alternative to surgical treatments.

Official Title

Evaluation of Haptic Technologies for Movement Retraining

Eligibility Criteria

Ages Eligible for Study: 18 Years to 80 Years
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No
Inclusion Criteria:
  1. - Symptoms of medial compartment pain during the previous 6 weeks - Radiographic evidence (AP X-ray) of medial compartment knee osteoarthritis (KL score of 3 or less) - Ability to walk unaided for 25 minutes without rest - Age > 18
Exclusion Criteria:
  1. - BMI > 30 - Previous injury or surgery on foot, ankle, knee, hip, or back inhibiting ability to adopt different walking gait - Use of shoe insert or hinged knee brace - Corticosteroid injection within the previous 6 weeks - Age > 80


Mark Cutkosky

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Pete Shull