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Ultrasound Evaluation of the Rotator Cable and Associated Structures.

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Yoav Morag, MD, University of Michigan Identifier:
First received: August 27, 2008
Last updated: November 8, 2016
Last verified: November 2016
This study will use healthy volunteers and patients with shoulder problems (pain or impaired movement). Ultrasound will be used to image and document the appearance of both normal and abnormal shoulder structures.

Condition Intervention
Shoulder Pain
Other: ultrasound of painful shoulder
Other: ultrasound

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Ultrasound Evaluation of the Rotator Cable and Associated Structures.

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Further study details as provided by University of Michigan:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To determine if Ultrasound can identify the rotator cable and the associated structures. [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Enrollment: 123
Study Start Date: September 2005
Study Completion Date: December 2013
Primary Completion Date: December 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
Patients with shoulder pain who were clinically referred to Ultrasound for evaluation
Other: ultrasound of painful shoulder
Patients who have a shoulder that is painful or has limited movement who were referred to Radiology will have an ultrasound exam of their shoulder.
Active Comparator: 2
healthy volunteers who do not have shoulder pain
Other: ultrasound
Healthy volunteers who do not have pain or limited movement will have an ultrasound exam of their shoulder.

Detailed Description:

The purpose of this study is to document normal and abnormal appearances of various shoulder structures (rotator cable and rotator cuff).

This study will recruit healthy volunteers and patients who have been referred to Radiology for a symptomatic shoulder (a shoulder that is causing the patient pain, or is limited in its ability to move.) Both groups will undergo ultrasound imaging of the shoulder.


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with shoulder pain referred to radiology for ultrasound of shoulder

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients less than 18 years of age
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00743600

United States, Michigan
University of Michigan Health System
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48105
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Michigan
Principal Investigator: Yoav Morag, MD UM
  More Information

Responsible Party: Yoav Morag, MD, Principal Investigator, University of Michigan Identifier: NCT00743600     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HUM1500
Study First Received: August 27, 2008
Last Updated: November 8, 2016
Individual Participant Data  
Plan to Share IPD: Yes

Keywords provided by University of Michigan:
rotator cuff

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Shoulder Pain
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms processed this record on May 23, 2017