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Outcomes After Repair of Acute Rotator Cuff Tears (HBStud2)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01140230
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 9, 2010
Last Update Posted : June 9, 2010
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
Few studies are considering acute traumatic rotator cuff tears in previously asymptomatic patients. The purpose of the current study was to investigate if delay of surgery, age at repair and the number of cuff tendons involved affected the structural and clinical outcomes.

Condition or disease
Rotator Cuff Tear

Study Design

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 42 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Structural and Clinical Outcomes After Repair of Acute Rotator Cuff Tears
Study Start Date : August 2009
Primary Completion Date : May 2010
Study Completion Date : May 2010

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MedlinePlus related topics: Tears
U.S. FDA Resources

Groups and Cohorts

Outcome Measures

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   42 Years to 83 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
A retrospective review of our computerized database identified 49 patients repaired at our institution between May 2004 until May 2009 due to acute traumatic rotator cuff tears. 42 patients who fulfilled the inclusion criteria, were willing to participate in a follow-up evaluation after written and oral informed consent.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • significant trauma to the shoulder
  • sudden onset of symptoms
  • asymptomatic in the shoulder before trauma
  • pseudoparalysis in the shoulder after trauma
  • full thickness rotator cuff tear of at least one tendon

Exclusion Criteria:

  • patients with previous or gradual onset of symptoms in the traumatised shoulder
  • partial rotator cuff tear
  • displaced fracture
Contacts and Locations

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Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Linkoeping
Study Director: Lars Adolfsson, Associate Professor Department of Orthopeadic, Linkoeping University Hospital
More Information

Responsible Party: MD. Andreas Meunir, Department of Orthopeadic, Linkoeping University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01140230     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Hanna Björnsson study 2
First Posted: June 9, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 9, 2010
Last Verified: September 2009

Keywords provided by University Hospital, Linkoeping:
rotator cuff tear
rotator cuff repair
timing to surgery

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