Results of Rotator Cuff Repair
This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Robert Tashjian, University of Utah
First received: March 6, 2012
Last updated: August 5, 2015
Last verified: August 2015
The primary objective of this research is to examine the result of rotator cuff repairs following acute shoulder dislocations and to investigate whether timing of surgery following acute shoulder dislocations affects patients perception of pain, function, and strength following surgery.
||Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Retrospective
||Results of Rotator Cuff Repair Following Acute Shoulder Dislocation
Primary Outcome Measures:
| Study Start Date:
| Study Completion Date:
| Primary Completion Date:
||April 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
There is a higher risk of rotator cuff tears following dislocation when the individual is greater than 40 years old. Rotator cuff tears after dislocation of the shoulder are more of a challenge to repair particularly if there is a delay in diagnosis. Clinical experience would suggest that rotator cuff repair within the first month of injury allows for better results in acute rotator cuff tears without shoulder dislocation. There are no reported results for rotator cuff repairs following shoulder dislocation and timing of repair. If we find that early repair provides better results this will be important for Primary Care Providers and Emergency Department physicians to refer these patients early for evaluation and subsequently earlier treatment.
|Ages Eligible for Study:
||35 Years and older
|Genders Eligible for Study:
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Study population will include patients age 35 years and older who have sustained an acute rotator cuff tear following shoulder dislocation who underwent a rotator cuff repair either by open or arthroscopic techniques between January 1, 2001 and June 1, 2011.
- age 35 years or older with acute rotator cuff tear following documented shoulder dislocation requiring reduction, subjects sustained acute rotator cuff tear following shoulder dislocation that was treated surgically with open and/or arthroscopic technique between January 1, 2001 and June 1, 2011, surgical intervention within 6 months of dislocation, minimum follow up time of one year from surgery.
- rotator cuff tears without shoulder dislocation, known previous rotator cuff disease, history of other trauma to the shoulder, inability to provide informed consent, other suspect pathology (ie: tumor, infection).
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01549912
|University of Utah
|Salt Lake, Utah, United States, 84108 |
University of Utah
||Robert Z Tashjian, MD
||University of Utah Orthopaedic
No publications provided
||Robert Tashjian, M.D., University of Utah
History of Changes
|Other Study ID Numbers:
|Study First Received:
||March 6, 2012
||August 5, 2015
||United States: Institutional Review Board
Keywords provided by University of Utah:
Rotator Cuff Tears
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ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on August 30, 2015
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