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Immobilization in External Rotation of Acute Shoulder Dislocations

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00196560
First Posted: September 20, 2005
Last Update Posted: November 30, 2015
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Collaborators:
The Physicians' Services Incorporated Foundation
American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sharon Griffin, Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic
  Purpose
The purpose of this study is to determine whether immobilizing the affected shoulder of first time anterior shoulder dislocation patients in external rotation (vs immobilization in traditional internal rotation) reduces the rate of recurrent dislocations experienced in 24 months.

Condition Intervention Phase
Anterior Shoulder Dislocation Device: Immobilization in External Rotation Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized Evaluation of Immobilization in External Rotation in the Management of Acute Anterior Dislocations of the Shoulder

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Further study details as provided by Sharon Griffin, Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Recurrent Instability at 24 months

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Time (weeks) to return to work and time(weeks) to return to sport
  • Complications (resulting from immobilization)
  • Compliance with immobilization protocol
  • Western Ontario Shoulder Instability index (WOSI)
  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons questionnaire (ASES)

Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: September 2003
Study Completion Date: June 2007
Primary Completion Date: June 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: exernal rotation
external rotation at 90 degrees
Device: Immobilization in External Rotation

Detailed Description:
Immobilizing the affected shoulder of first time anterior shoulder dislocation patients in external rotation (vs immobilization in traditional internal rotation)should reduce the rate of recurrent dislocations experienced in 24 months.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years to 30 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • skeletally mature patients less than 30 years of age
  • sustained an acute, first-time, traumatic anterior dislocation of the shoulder as defined by; i. Mechanism of abduction, external rotation ii. Sudden pain in the shoulder iii. Manipulative reduction required or iv. Radiograph documenting a dislocated joint
  • willing to participate in follow-up for at least two years

Exclusion Criteria:

  • incompetent or unwilling to consent
  • inability or unwillingness to comply with rehabilitative protocol or required follow-up assessments
  • previous instability of the affected shoulder
  • significant associated fracture (exception Hill Sachs or Bankart lesions)
  • concomitant ipsilateral upper extremity injuries which may affect the patient's ability to participate in, or benefit from, a rehabilitative program
  • a history of significant ligamentous laxity or demonstrated multi-directional instability of the contralateral shoulder
  • neurovascular compromise of the affected limb
  • a medical condition making the patient unable to wear a brace or sling
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00196560


Locations
Canada, Ontario
Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic
London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 3K7
Sponsors and Collaborators
Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic
The Physicians' Services Incorporated Foundation
American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Robert B Litchfield, MD, FRCS(C) Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic
  More Information

Publications:
Rowe CR, Patel D, Southmard WW. The bankart procedure - a study of late results. J Bone Joint Surg (Am) 59: 122, 1977.
Arciero RA, DeBernadino TM. Acute and chronic dislocations of the shoulder. In Norris TR (ed), Orthopaedic Knowledge update: Shoulder and Elbow. Rosemont Il, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 1997, pp 69-71.
Donner, A. Epidemiology 560B course notes. UWO, January 2003.

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Sharon Griffin, Research Coordinator, Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00196560     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: FKSMC PSI ERAADS
First Submitted: September 12, 2005
First Posted: September 20, 2005
Last Update Posted: November 30, 2015
Last Verified: November 2015

Keywords provided by Sharon Griffin, Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic:
Immobilization in External Rotation
Acute primary anterior shoulder dislocation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Joint Dislocations
Shoulder Dislocation
Bone Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Wounds and Injuries
Shoulder Injuries