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July 26, 2013

International Journal of Clinical Practice publishes results of TAASS

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“TAASS is the largest study of this kind comparing any natural medication to a conventional drug and provides a significant clinical addition to the current evidence base. I have been using Traumeel in my daily clinical practice for over 20 years and have always seen good results and no side effects. The publication of TAASS in such a respected peer reviewed journal is good news for physicians and their patients as this is further confirmatory evidence that Traumeel (ointment and gel) is as effective as diclofenac gel 1% and as such an effective alternative treatment option for patients.”

says the TAASS Principal Investigator Professor Carlos González de Vega, Medical School of the Autonomous University of Madrid, and Medical Director of the MEDYR Clinic for Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, Madrid, Spain.

 

TAASS Study

 

TAASS is the first randomized controlled study of its size and quality comparing a natural medication with a synthetic drug1.  

 

Link to the online paper: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ijcp.12219/full

Key study points:

 

  • Traumeel ointment and gel are both as effective as diclofenac gel 1% for reducing ankle pain (using the VAS score)
  • Traumeel ointment and gel are both as effective as diclofenac gel 1% for improving function during daily activities of living (using the FAAM ADL subscale)
  • Traumeel ointment and gel is as effective as diclofenac gel 1% in enabling patients to return to their normal daily life
  • Traumeel treatment with ointment and gel was as effective as diclofenac gel 1% in all secondary efficacy variables including: 

- swelling

- assessment of normal function

- global assessment of efficacy

- return to normal activity and training

 

  • The TAASS study is a significant addition to the evidence base of Traumeel
  • Traumeel is an effective first-line treatment for patients with musculoskeletal injury and inflammation

 

1.     C. González de Vega, C. Speed, B. Wolfarth, J. González. Traumeel vs. diclofenac for reducing pain and improving ankle mobility after acute ankle sprain:A multicentre, randomised, blinded, controlled and non-inferiority trial. Int J Clin Pract. 2013. doi: 10.1111/ijcp.12219