Clinical studies conducted in athletes both professional and amatory with posttraumatic pain.
|Study||Disease||No. of patients||Study characteristics||Drugs utilized||Control||Period of followup||No. of sessions||Outcome|
|Cereser et al. 1985 ||Pain posttraumatic in rugby professional players||133||R O||NSAIDs, myorelaxant, vasorelaxant, and mepivacaine||NC||up to 4 months||1–4 sessions||Pain reduction and functional recovering of sporting competitive activity in shorter time then conventional therapies|
|Gribaudo et al. 1982 ||Pubic myoenthesitis||256||P O||NSAIDs and vasorelaxant||NC||6 months||from 2 to 5 sessions at 10–20-day intervals||Complete functional recovery after 4 sessions |
Lepore and Savino 1983 ||Acute lumbosciatic pain in athletes||20||P O||Neuramidium, Procaine||NC||4 months||2–6 sessions||Pain reduction and functional recovery in 90% of pts|
|Gribaudo et al. 1986 ||Patellar tendonitis||126||P O||Superoxide dismutase (SOD), lidocaine, and vasorelaxant||NC||1 month||weekley sessions||85% of pts reach complete pain relief (form 1 to 4 sessions)|
|Gribaudo et al. 1986 ||Ileo-tibial band friction syndrome||40||P O||NSAIDS, vasorelaxant, and anesthetic||NC||3 months||weekly sessions||Pain relief in 55% of pts after 2 sessions; 97.5% after 3 sessions|
|Gribaudo et al. 1987 ||Myonthesitis of the leg||203||P O||NSAIDs, vasorelaxant, and lidocaine||NC||2 months||sessions at 7-8-day intervals||60.8% of pts reach complete recovery with 1 session; 96.6% of pts reach complete recovery with 3 sessions. Mesotherapy was more efficacy in pts with recent pain.|
|The table lists clinical studies to evaluate the reduction of pain in various clinical conditions. The pain was noted with visual scales.|
R: retrospective, P: Prospective, O: open, and NC: noncontrolled.