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Efficacy Study of Fine Needle Technique on Calcific Tendinitis

This study has been terminated.
Information provided by:
Hadassah Medical Organization Identifier:
First received: July 24, 2007
Last updated: June 21, 2009
Last verified: November 2008

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:

  1. Puncturing the calcium in the rotator cuff 15 times (the experiment group)
  2. Puncturing the calcium in the rotator cuff twice (the controlled group)

Condition Intervention Phase
Tendinitis Procedure: fine needle technique Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase 2 Study of the Fine Needle Technique on Calcific Tendinitis

Further study details as provided by Hadassah Medical Organization:

Estimated Enrollment: 40

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Age 18 and above.
  2. 6 months of pain in the shoulder.
  3. Positive IMPING and sensitivity on SST.
  4. Calcification above 1 cm in one of the dimensions by US or aray of the shoulder.
  5. Completed conservative treatment: physiotherapy or analgesics.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Diabetes, Nephrological diseases
  2. RC tear according to US.
  3. Prior operation in this shoulder
  4. Steroids injection in the last three months.
  5. A patient that is in the absorption phase of the tendinitis
  6. Pregnancy
  7. Coagulation System impairments
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00506038

Sponsors and Collaborators
Hadassah Medical Organization
Principal Investigator: Ori Safran, MD Hadassah Medical Organization
Study Chair: Charles Milgrom, Prof. Hadassah Medical Organization
  More Information Identifier: NCT00506038     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SAF01-HMO-CTIL
Study First Received: July 24, 2007
Last Updated: June 21, 2009

Keywords provided by Hadassah Medical Organization:
Calcific Tendinitis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Muscular Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Tendon Injuries
Wounds and Injuries processed this record on September 19, 2017