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Breast Augmentation Rehabilitation Program

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
(The resident in charge of the project has graduated so we decided to close this study)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of British Columbia Identifier:
First received: May 9, 2013
Last updated: October 10, 2014
Last verified: October 2014
The purpose of this study is to determine whether implementing a rehabilitation program can improve the post-operative time to pain free living after breast augmentation.

Condition Intervention
Breast Implants
Surgery, Plastic
Behavioral: Rehabilitation
Behavioral: Follow-up

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: How Rehabilitation Affects the Time to Pain-free Living After Endoscopic Transaxillary Subpectoral Breast Augmentation

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Further study details as provided by University of British Columbia:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Time to return to baseline as measured on Visual Analogue Scale for pain [ Time Frame: Baseline, six months, and one year after surgery ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Time to return to bilateral shoulder baseline range of motion [ Time Frame: Baseline, six months, and one year after surgery ]
  • Change in psychosocial outcomes as measured by the BREAST-Q questionnaire [ Time Frame: Baseline, six months, and one year after surgery ]

Enrollment: 0
Study Start Date: May 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: September 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Standard of Care Behavioral: Follow-up
Follow-up with surgeon's clinic
Experimental: Rehabilitation Behavioral: Rehabilitation
Range of motion stretching exercises
Behavioral: Follow-up
Follow-up with surgeon's clinic


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • women who undergo endoscopic transaxillary subpectoral breast augmentation
  • women above the age of 18 years
  • women with a BMI 18-27

Exclusion Criteria:

  • women who underwent previous breast reconstruction (cosmetic or therapeutic)
  • women who underwent previous chest surgery
  • women with previous chest trauma
  • women who underwent previous shoulder/arm surgery
  • women with previous shoulder/arm injury
  • women who smoke
  • women who are Immunocompromised
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01857765

Canada, British Columbia
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of British Columbia
Principal Investigator: Erin Brown, MD University of British Columbia
  More Information

Responsible Party: University of British Columbia Identifier: NCT01857765     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H11-02077
Study First Received: May 9, 2013
Last Updated: October 10, 2014

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