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Ultrasound of Supraspinatus Muscle Tears

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT03171883
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified May 2017 by Sherry Ayad, Assiut University.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : May 31, 2017
Last Update Posted : May 31, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sherry Ayad, Assiut University

Brief Summary:
The supraspinatus is a relatively small muscle of the upper back that runs from the supraspinatus fossa superior portion of the scapula to the greater tubercle of the humerus. It is one of the four rotator cuff muscles and also abducts the arm at the shoulder. A supraspinatus tear is a tear or rupture of the tendon of the supraspinatus muscle.

Condition or disease
Supraspinatus Tear or Rupture, Not Specified as Traumatic

Detailed Description:

Many pathological conditions as trauma (whether acute or chronic), inflammation or instability may cause supraspinatus muscle disease which is one of the commonest cause of shoulder pain and malfunction.

Supraspinatus muscle failure usually results from tendinopathy that transforms from partial to full thickness tears.

Basically shoulder impingement is a clinical diagnosis. The role of imaging in such condition is to identify the causal factors as well as to detect the involvement of tendon injuries and its extension as tears of the cuff muscles is difficult to be identified clinically.

The decision making in the treatment of the supraspinatus muscle tears relies mainly upon the correct diagnosis of the type and extent of the tear. According to the diagnosis whether conservative or surgical treatment is chosen, even the type of the surgical intervention (open or arthroscopic) would differ according to the diagnosis.

In addition identifying the extent of tendons retraction and the condition of the ruptured edges, as well as the quality of the muscle itself influences the management policy.

To evaluate the painful shoulder a variety of imaging tests have been used; yet, for diagnosing a supraspinatus muscle tear the standard imaging modalities such as unenhanced magnetic resonance imaging, indirect and direct magnetic resonant arthrography, and ultrasound are used.

US of the shoulder is utilized increasingly in healthcare settings to assess the integrity of the supraspinatus muscle. It is a non-invasive examination with practically no side effects. It is beneficial in the dynamic examination of the tendon during movement of the shoulder .

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 30 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: The Value of Ultrasound in the Diagnosis of Supraspinatus Muscle Tears
Estimated Study Start Date : June 1, 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date : January 1, 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : June 1, 2019

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Tears

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Patients diagnosed as supraspinatus lesions by ultrasound [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
    Evaluation the effectiveness of ultrasound in the assessment of supraspinatus muscle tears compared with results of shoulder arthroscopy as a gold standard method.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients of different age groups presented with clinical diagnosis of shoulder impingement

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients of different age groups presented with clinical diagnosis department of shoulder impingement and diagnosed by magnetic resonance imaging as supraspinatus

Exclusion Criteria:

  • patients with previous shoulder surgery

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03171883

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Contact: Mohammad Koriem assistant professor 00201003331902
Contact: Reem Mostafa lecturer 00201006235532

Sponsors and Collaborators
Assiut University
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Responsible Party: Sherry Ayad, principal investigator, Assiut University Identifier: NCT03171883    
Other Study ID Numbers: USSPMT
First Posted: May 31, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 31, 2017
Last Verified: May 2017

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Wounds and Injuries