Duration of Immobilization After Rotator Cuff Repair: Its Clinical Impact
The purpose of this study is to determine whether the immobilization period is helpful for the better healing of repaired rotator cuff.
The investigators hypothesis is that the longer immobilization after rotator cuff repair will help the healing of rotator cuff.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Prolonged Versus Conventional Immobilization After Arthroscopic Repair for Medium to Large Size Rotator Cuff Tear. A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial|
- repair integrity analysis using postoperative MRI [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons' score [ Time Frame: 2 year postoperatively ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||April 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||April 2011|
|Primary Completion Date:||June 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|