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Cascade PRFM Study: The Evaluation of Cascade Platelet-Rich Fibrin Matrix (PRFM) on Rotator Cuff Healing

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified September 2005 by Hospital for Special Surgery, New York.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation
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Hospital for Special Surgery, New York Identifier:
First received: September 12, 2005
Last updated: January 11, 2006
Last verified: September 2005

Hypothesis: The use of cascade platelet-rich fibrin matrix (PRFM) on medium and large sized rotator cuff tears will improve patient results versus the control results by 50%.

The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of PRFM on rotator cuff repairs. Since locally applied platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) has shown early promise in enhancing tendon and ligament healing in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and medial collateral ligament (MCL) reconstruction, the investigators believe that locally applied PRFM will enhance the quality of rotator cuff repairs.

Condition Intervention Phase
Rotator Cuff
Tendon Injuries
Procedure: Placement of Platelet Rich Fibrin Matrix During Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Surgery
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Evaluation of Cascade PRFM on Rotator Cuff Healing

Further study details as provided by Hospital for Special Surgery, New York:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • L'Insalata: preoperatively, 6 weeks, 3 months post-operatively, 12 months post-operatively
  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (ASES) Patient Survey: preoperatively, 6 weeks, 3 months post-operatively, 12 months post-operatively

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Ultrasound (power Doppler imaging): 6 weeks, 3 months post-operatively
  • Manual muscle testing using a dynamometer: preoperatively, 3 months post-operatively, 6 months post-operatively
  • ASES Physician Survey: preoperatively, 3 months post-operatively, 12 months post-operatively

Estimated Enrollment: 136
Study Start Date: January 2005

Ages Eligible for Study:   45 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients 45 years of age and older who have failed conservative treatment for rotator cuff pathology.
  • Patients in this study will have full thickness rotator cuff tears that are classified arthroscopically as medium (1 to 3 cm) or large (3 to 5 cm) and that are treated with arthroscopic repair.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who have undergone revision procedures, mini-open, or open procedures will be excluded.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00198185

Contact: Andrew D Pearle, MD 212 774 2333
Contact: Cornelia Griggs, Bachelor's 212 774 7520

United States, New York
Hospital for Special Surgery Recruiting
New York City, New York, United States, 10021
Contact: Andrew D Pearle, MD    212-774-2333   
Contact: Cornelia Griggs, Bachelor's    212-774-7520   
Sub-Investigator: Andrew D Pearle, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hospital for Special Surgery, New York
Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation
Principal Investigator: Russell F. Warren, MD Hospital for Special Surgery, New York
  More Information

Mafulli, N, Benazzo F. Basic Sciences of Tendons. Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review, 8:1-5, 2000

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number): Identifier: NCT00198185     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 24087
Study First Received: September 12, 2005
Last Updated: January 11, 2006

Keywords provided by Hospital for Special Surgery, New York:
Full Thickness Tendon Defect of Rotator Cuff

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Tendon Injuries
Wounds and Injuries processed this record on May 25, 2017