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Correlating Clinical Disease State With Color Doppler Ultrasound

This study has been completed.
Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Rosemary A. Sanders, Vanderbilt University Identifier:
First received: September 26, 2008
Last updated: July 21, 2015
Last verified: July 2015
We are trying to see if ultrasound is a good tool for looking at the changes that happen on the inside of the shoulder due frozen shoulder.

Adhesive Capsulitis

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: "Adhesive Capsulitis-Correlating Clinical Disease State With Color Doppler Ultrasound"

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Further study details as provided by Vanderbilt University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To use color doppler ultrasound to grade inflammatory changes in the rotator interval of patients with adhesive capsulitis. [ Time Frame: Patients will be evaluated at each of their regularly scheduled clinic follow-up visits. ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To use color doppler ultrasound to quantitatively measure inflammation of the joint capsule in subjects with adhesive capsulitis. Specific metrics that measure vascularity as a surrogate for inflammation will be used. [ Time Frame: Patients will be evaluated at each of their regularly scheduled clinic follow-up visits. ]

Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: December 2006
Study Completion Date: December 2009
Primary Completion Date: December 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients between the ages of 18 and 80 with Adhesive Capsulitis of the shoulder without previous shoulder surgery. Not including patients with secondary adhesive capsulitis related to trauma, surgery or other known cause.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age range of 18 to 80.
  • Clinical diagnosis of Adhesive Capsulitis of the shoulder.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Previous shoulder surgery.
  • Secondary Adhesive Capsulitis related to trauma, surgery or other known causes.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00761943

United States, Tennessee
Vanderbilt Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
Nashville, Tennessee, United States, 37232
Sponsors and Collaborators
Vanderbilt University
Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation
Principal Investigator: Warren R. Dunn, M.D. Vanderbilt Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
  More Information

Murnaghan JP. Frozen Shoulder, in Rockwood CA Jr, Matsen FA III (eds): The Shoulder. Philadelphia: WB Saunders, 1990, pp 837-62.

Responsible Party: Rosemary A. Sanders, Research Coordinator, Vanderbilt University Identifier: NCT00761943     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 061180
Study First Received: September 26, 2008
Last Updated: July 21, 2015

Keywords provided by Vanderbilt University:
Adhesive Capsulitis
Frozen Shoulder

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases processed this record on March 23, 2017