Ultrasound as a Diagnostic Tool for Rotator Cuff Tears

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified November 2010 by Hillel Yaffe Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : November 17, 2010
Last Update Posted : November 17, 2010
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Hillel Yaffe Medical Center

Brief Summary:
After comparing ultrasound study of rotator cuff injuries that have been evaluated both in the community and in a hospital-based ultrasound service with actual surgical findings, it is expected that specialist performed imaging and evaluation will be most accurate and that those performed in the community will be not accurate enough.

Condition or disease
Rotator Cuff Tear

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 50 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Ultrasound as a Diagnostic Tool for Rotator Cuff Tears: Accuracy of Results From the Community Versus Results From a Hospital-based Ultrasound Service and Surgical Findings
Study Start Date : January 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date : January 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date : January 2012

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Symptomatic rotator cuff tear
Patients with symptomatic rotator cuff tears presenting to hospital clinic after having ultrasound exam in community with indications for surgery

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Rotator cuff tear surgical findings more accurately reflect hospital-based US imaging findings [ Time Frame: One year ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients with symptomatic rotator cuff tears

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Symptomatic rotator cuff tears Indication for rotator cuff repair

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Severe arm movement limitations

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01242761

Contact: Gil Laufer, MD 972-4-630-4160

Hillel Yaffe Medical Center Not yet recruiting
Hadera, Israel, 38100
Principal Investigator: Gil Laufer, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hillel Yaffe Medical Center

Responsible Party: Gil Laufer, MD, Hillel Yaffe Medical Center Identifier: NCT01242761     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0092-10-HYMC
First Posted: November 17, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 17, 2010
Last Verified: November 2010

Keywords provided by Hillel Yaffe Medical Center:
Accuracy of diagnostic ultrasound based in community or as part of a specialist hospital-based service

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