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Comparing Two Surgical Methods of Fixation of Subscapularis During Shoulder Arthroplasty

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00508105
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 27, 2007
Last Update Posted : April 12, 2012
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
This pilot study is being conducted to compare 2 methods of access to the shoulder for arthroplasty in patients with Osteoarthritis as we do not know has a better outcome.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Tenotomy Morselized Osteotomy Procedure: tenotomy Procedure: osteotomy

Detailed Description:
The study investigates the difference in disease specific quality of life between patients who undergo a subscapularis tenotomy versus morselized osteotomy of the lesser tuberosity, as measured by the Western Ontario Osteoarthritis of the Shoulder (WOOS) at one year post-operatively in patients who undergo shoulder arthroplasty ?

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 87 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Comparison of Two Methods of Fixation of Subscapularis During Shoulder Arthroplasty
Study Start Date : November 2006
Primary Completion Date : December 2011
Study Completion Date : December 2011
Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: tenotomy Procedure: tenotomy
This treatment group will undergo a technique that involves division of the tendon to gain access to the shoulder.
Other Name: non applicable
Active Comparator: osteotomy Procedure: osteotomy
This group will use a technique that involves elevation of the tendon with a wafer of bone in order to gain access to the shoulder.
Other Name: non applicable

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. to assess quality of life post-operatively of each surgical group [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

Eligibility Criteria

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who have failed standard non-surgical management of their shoulder arthritis who would benefit from a shoulder arthroplasty.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Active joint or systemic infection
  • Significant muscel paralysis
  • Rotator cuff tear arthroplathy
  • Major medical illness
  • Unable to speak or read English/French
  • Psychiatric illness that precludes informed consent
  • Unwilling to be followed for 1 year
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00508105

Canada, Ontario
The Ottawa Hosptial
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1y 4E9
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Principal Investigator: Peter Lapner, MD OHRI
More Information

Responsible Party: Dr. P. Lapner, Principal Investigator, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00508105     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: OHREB2006489-0H
First Posted: July 27, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 12, 2012
Last Verified: April 2012

Keywords provided by Dr. P. Lapner, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute: