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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: June 13, 2014
Last verified: June 2014
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 an Ultrasound of a symptomatic shoulder (a shoulder that is causing the patient pain, or is limited in its ability to move.)

Condition Intervention
Shoulder Pain
Other: ultrasound

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic

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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 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

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 referred to US for evaluation
Other: ultrasound
ultrasound of painful shoulder
Active Comparator: 2
healthy volunteers without shoulder pain
Other: ultrasound
healthy volunteers have US of asymptomatic shoulder


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
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
  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: June 13, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of Michigan:
rotator cuff

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Shoulder Pain
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
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