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Prospective Biceps Study

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified January 2011 by West Penn Allegheny Health System.
Recruitment status was:  Enrolling by invitation
Information provided by:
West Penn Allegheny Health System Identifier:
First received: March 16, 2011
Last updated: NA
Last verified: January 2011
History: No changes posted
The primary goal of this study is to determine if surgical repair of the distal biceps fully restores the supination strength of the forearm. Secondarily, the investigators want to examine the insertion site location of the tendon and determine if it correlates with the patients' functional outcome as determined by Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (DASH), Visual Analog Pain Scale (VAPS), and isometric supination torque testing.

Condition Intervention
Biceps Tendon Rupture Procedure: Distal Biceps Re-Insertion Surgery

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Prospective Biceps Study

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Further study details as provided by West Penn Allegheny Health System:

Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Distal Biceps Ruptures Procedure: Distal Biceps Re-Insertion Surgery
Surgical Repair of the Distal Biceps Tendon


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 who have received primary distal biceps repair by Dr. Schmidt

Inclusion Criteria:

  • primary distal biceps repair with endobutton

Exclusion Criteria:

  • any ipsilateral wrist, forearm, or elbow condition
  • any contraindication to having an MRI
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01317719

United States, Pennsylvania
Allegheny Imaging of McCandless
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Sponsors and Collaborators
West Penn Allegheny Health System
Principal Investigator: Christopher C Schmidt, MD WPAHS
  More Information

Responsible Party: Allegheny Singular Research Institute Identifier: NCT01317719     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RC-5159
Study First Received: March 16, 2011
Last Updated: March 16, 2011

Keywords provided by West Penn Allegheny Health System:
Rupture of Distal Bicep Tendon

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Wounds and Injuries processed this record on August 17, 2017