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Enhanced Function and Quality of Life Following 5 Months of Exercise Therapy for Patients With Rotator Cuff Tears

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02740946
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 15, 2016
Last Update Posted : April 15, 2016
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Northern Orthopaedic Division, Denmark

Brief Summary:
This study aims to evaluate the effect of 5 months of exercise therapy for patients with irreparable rotator cuff tears.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Full Thickness Rotator Cuff Tear Other: Exercise therapy Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
All included patients will receive exercise therapy consisting of two exercises focusing on strengthening m. deltoideus anterior and m. teres minor.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 30 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Enhanced Function and Quality of Life Following 5 Months of Exercise Therapy for Patients With Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears - an Intervention Study
Study Start Date : August 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : January 2015

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Exercise therapy
Exercise therapy 5 months
Other: Exercise therapy
5 months of exercise therapy with two strengthening exercises focusing on m. deltoideus anterior and m. teres minor. Furthermore, a warm up exercise was applied.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Oxford Shoulder Score [ Time Frame: Baseline, 3 months and 5 months ]
    Change is measured from baseline to 3 and 5 months


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. EuroQuol 5 Dimensions 5 Level EQ-5D-5L [ Time Frame: baseline and 5 months ]
    Change is measured from baseline to 5 months

  2. Range of motion [ Time Frame: Baseline and 5 months ]
    Range of motion measured in flexion, abduction and external rotation using a goniometer. Change is measured from baseline to 5 months

  3. Strength [ Time Frame: Baseline and 5 months ]
    Strength was measured in flexion, abduction, internal and external rotation using af dynamometer. Change is measured from baseline to 5 months

  4. Dynamic flexion in degrees from 0 to 180 [ Time Frame: Baseline and 5 months ]
    Change is measured from baseline to 5 months

  5. Muscle activity using surface electromyography [ Time Frame: Baseline and 5 months ]
    Muscle activity was measured using surface electromyography of m. trapezius superior and m. deltoideus anterior Change is measured from baseline to5 months

  6. Pain [ Time Frame: Baseline and 5 months ]
    Furthermore, patients were asked to evaluate their pain on a Visual Analogue Scale while performing flexion



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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • symptoms of rotator cuff rupture for at least three months with rupture of minimum musculus supraspinatus and musculus infraspinatus visualized by ultrasonography or arthroscopy
  • no neurological conditions which could affect muscle strength or activity
  • able to read and understand Danish
  • both patients with and without a history of shoulder trauma were included

Exclusion Criteria:

  • former rotator cuff surgery
  • history of shoulder fracture or inflammatory conditions in the shoulder
  • significant osteoarthritic changes on antero-posterior and/or lateral (outlet view) radiographs

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Locations
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Denmark
Northern Orthopaedic Division, Aalborg University Hospital
Aalborg, North Denmark Region, Denmark, 9000
Sponsors and Collaborators
Northern Orthopaedic Division, Denmark
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Sten Rasmussen, MD, PhD Northern Orthopaedic Division, Aalborg University Hospital
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Responsible Party: Northern Orthopaedic Division, Denmark
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02740946    
Other Study ID Numbers: N-20120040
First Posted: April 15, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 15, 2016
Last Verified: April 2016
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Yes
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Rotator Cuff Injuries
Rupture
Wounds and Injuries
Shoulder Injuries
Tendon Injuries