Postoperative Multiparameter Outcomes During the Six Months After Rotator Cuff Repair

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified May 2012 by Hillel Yaffe Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : May 31, 2012
Last Update Posted : May 31, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hillel Yaffe Medical Center

Brief Summary:
Rotator cuff tears are common amongst 50-60 year olds with no connection to their physical activity. When symptomatic, the injury affects all aspects of general health, quality of life and function. Surgical intervention is recommended only if conservative treatment fails. The purpose of the surgical intervention is to reduce pain, and improve function while improving range of motion and muscle strength around the shoulder. The purpose of the current study is to measure physical, functional, expectation, satisfaction and quality of life outcomes after rotator cuff repair surgery. Another purpose is to learn the reproducibility components of the above outcomes.

Condition or disease
Shoulder Pain Quality of Life Satisfaction

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 50 participants
Observational Model: Ecologic or Community
Time Perspective: Prospective
Study Start Date : June 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date : August 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date : August 2013

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Shoulder Function [ Time Frame: Six Months ]
    Outcome measurements will be collected through the use of the Quick Disability of Arm Shoulder and Hand Score (QuickDASH) questionnaire.

  2. Quality of Life [ Time Frame: Six Months ]
    Outcome measurements will be collected through the use of the Twelve Item Health Status Survey (SF12)

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Self-Rated Improvement, Expectations and Satisfaction [ Time Frame: Six Months ]
    Outcome measurements will be collected through the use of the Patient Global Rating of Change Questionnaire

  2. Range of Motion of the Shoulder [ Time Frame: Six Months ]
    Outcome will be measured through the use of a digital inclinometer

  3. Isometric strength around the shoulder [ Time Frame: Six months ]
    Outcome will be measured by a hand-held dynamometer (HHD)

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Ages Eligible for Study:   45 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Candidates for rotator cuff repair due to shoulder pain and tears

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with chronic tears in supraspinatus and infraspinatus tendon
  • Symptoms of up to 12 months
  • No relief from conservative treatment
  • Complete or almost complete tears of up to 3cm
  • Hebrew speakers

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Previous trauma
  • Shoulder Infection
  • Recurrent dislocation
  • Avascular necrosis
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Additional tears
  • Otherwise healthy

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01608997

Contact: Ayelet Yahav Galkin, BPT 972-542644500

Hillel Yaffe Medical Center
Hadera, Israel, 38100
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hillel Yaffe Medical Center

Responsible Party: Hillel Yaffe Medical Center Identifier: NCT01608997     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0071-11-HYMC
First Posted: May 31, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 31, 2012
Last Verified: May 2012

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Shoulder Pain
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms