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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Congenital Muscular Torticollis
and you are
between 1 and 12
years old
This is an observational trial.
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The purpose

Objective: To document the sternocleidomastoid (SCM) muscle fibrosis in congenital muscular torticollis (CMT) infants with quantified echotexture and measured thickness during the treatment course. Design: Cohort study. Setting: Rehabilitation department in a tertiary care hospital. Participants: Infants with clinical diagnosis of CMT, without any neurological presentation, cervical spin abnormality, and developmental dysplastic hip problem, were recruited in the study. Intervention: All subjects had physiotherapy for at least 3 months. They underwent at least two times of clinical assessment and ultrasonographic examination (1) for bilateral SCM muscles during the follow-up period. End of follow-up: Subjects who still had prominent clinical presentations after physiotherapy for 6 months or were older than 1 year would receive surgery. Subsided presenting clinical features determined by the clinician was the other end-point of this investigation. Main Outcome Measures: The K value, derived from the difference of echo intensities (2) between the involved and uninvolved SCM muscles on longitudinal sonograms, was used to represent the severity of muscle fibrosis in CMT infants. Bilateral SCM muscle thickness and involved-to-uninvolved thickness ratio (Ratio I/U) were also obtained from longitudinal sonograms. Clinical outcome was also recorded.

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  • Other: Ultrasonographic examination

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT02889705. The sponsor of the trial is Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and it is looking for 50 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
Longitudinal Follow-up of Muscle Echotextures in Infants With Congenital Muscular Torticollis