MRI Findings in Throwing Shoulders of Waterpolo Players

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Cantonal Hospital of St. Gallen
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00959543
First received: August 13, 2009
Last updated: July 6, 2011
Last verified: June 2011
  Purpose

MRI examination of 60 shoulders of waterpolo players (30 throwing shoulders as well as the opposite side) and 15 healthy probands as control group (30 shoulders of non waterpolo players. The correlation of MRI alteration and clinical symptomatic findings in both groups will be investigated. The clinical examination is performed by 2 board certified orthopedic surgeons and based on the Constant Murley Score.


Condition Intervention
Waterpolo Players
Non Throwing Shoulders
Other: MRI

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: MRI Findings in Throwing Shoulders of Waterpolo Players Abnormalities in Professional Waterpolo Players

Further study details as provided by Cantonal Hospital of St. Gallen:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Correlation between alterations of SSP-tendon in MRI and clinical symptoms [ Time Frame: 1 day ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 45
Study Start Date: July 2009
Study Completion Date: October 2010
Primary Completion Date: October 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
waterpolo players
30 throwing shoulders of waterpolo players
Other: MRI
MRI and clinical investigation
controle group
15 healthy patients (non waterpolo players); 30 shoulders
Other: MRI
MRI and clinical investigation

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 35 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Study shoulders of elite waterpolo players
  • Study shoulders of healthy non throwing persons
  • Age between 18-35 years
  • Male
  • Given informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Previous shoulder surgery
  • Goal keeper
  • Metallic implants
  • Pacemaker
  • Tattoos with metallic colors
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00959543

Locations
Switzerland
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
St. Gallen, Switzerland, 9007
Sponsors and Collaborators
Cantonal Hospital of St. Gallen
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Michael A. Badulescu, MD Cantonal Hospital St. Gallen
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Michael A. Badulescu, MD, Kantonal Hospital St. Gallen, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00959543     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EKSG09/068
Study First Received: August 13, 2009
Last Updated: July 6, 2011
Health Authority: Switzerland: Ethikkommission

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