Gait Retraining to Reduce Knee Osteoarthritis Pain

Not Recruiting

Trial ID: NCT01397981


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

Stanford Investigator(s)


Inclusion Criteria:

   - 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:

   - 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


behavioral: Gait retraining

Not Recruiting

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Pete Shull