Efficacy Study of Fine Needle Technique on Calcific Tendinitis
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)
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Phase 2 Study of the Fine Needle Technique on Calcific Tendinitis|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00506038
|Principal Investigator:||Ori Safran, MD||Hadassah Medical Organization|
|Study Chair:||Charles Milgrom, Prof.||Hadassah Medical Organization|