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Single Versus Double Row Suture Anchor Repair in Medium to Large Rotator Cuff Tears

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01039571
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 25, 2009
Last Update Posted : April 22, 2011
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Study Description
Brief Summary:

The purpose of this study is to determine whether double row repair is better in healing than traditional single row repair in arthroscopic rotator cuff repair.

Our null hypothesis is there are no differences in clinical and structural results

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Rotator Cuff Tear Procedure: double row repair

Study Design

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 71 participants
Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Prospective Randomized Case-controlled Blinded Study of Single Versus Double Row Suture Anchor Repair in Medium to Large Rotator Cuff Tears
Study Start Date : January 2005
Primary Completion Date : January 2010
Study Completion Date : January 2010

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MedlinePlus related topics: Tears
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Groups and Cohorts

Intervention Details:
    Procedure: double row repair
    double row repair for torn rotator cuff were performed to compare with the conventional single row repair
    Other Name: dual row repair

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Retear rate in each group(single row repair group and double row repair group) [ Time Frame: MRI after 6 months from surgery ]

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Rotator cuff tear patients

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Rotator cuff tears
  • tear size between 2cm~4cm

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subscapularis tear requiring repair
  • open repair
  • any prior history of surgery on the affected shoulder
  • any fracture history around shoulder girdle(clavicle, humerus, acromion)
  • glenohumeral joint arthritis
  • inflammatory arthropathy
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01039571

Korea, Republic of
Samsung Medical Center
Seoul, Korea, Republic of, 135-710
Sponsors and Collaborators
Samsung Medical Center
More Information


Responsible Party: Samsung Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01039571     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2005-12-005
First Posted: December 25, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 22, 2011
Last Verified: April 2011

Keywords provided by Samsung Medical Center:
rotator cuff tear
arthroscopic repair
single row repair
double row repair
retear rate

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Rotator Cuff Injuries
Wounds and Injuries
Shoulder Injuries
Tendon Injuries