Efficacy Study of Fine Needle Technique on Calcific Tendinitis
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00506038|
Recruitment Status : Terminated
First Posted : July 25, 2007
Last Update Posted : June 23, 2009
Background: Calcific tendinitis of the rotator cuff may cause chronic pain at the shoulder. Sometimes the pain can lead to a serious impairment in the daily life.
One of the most efficient treatments is percutaneous needle aspiration using ultrasound guidance.
This treatment includes identification the tendonitis with US or screening , local anesthesia and then puncturing the calcium in the rotator cuff many times. The treatment is short 5-10 minutes, relatively cheap ,safe and usually with good outcomes. However in the literature there is a lack of controlled prospective trials.
Our goal is to set a study that will evaluate this treatment between two groups:
- Puncturing the calcium in the rotator cuff 15 times (the experiment group)
- Puncturing the calcium in the rotator cuff twice (the controlled group)
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Tendinitis||Procedure: fine needle technique||Phase 2|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||40 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Official Title:||Phase 2 Study of the Fine Needle Technique on Calcific Tendinitis|
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00506038
|Principal Investigator:||Ori Safran, MD||Hadassah Medical Organization|
|Study Chair:||Charles Milgrom, Prof.||Hadassah Medical Organization|