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High Resolution Ultrasound in Evaluation of Shoulder Pain Guided by MRI

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. Know the risks and potential benefits of clinical studies and talk to your health care provider before participating. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT03891992
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : March 27, 2019
Last Update Posted : March 27, 2019
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Shehab Gamal Abdallah, Assiut University

Brief Summary:
To asses causes of shoulder pain by Ultrasound in guide of MRI diagnosis to help Ultrasound to be used alone in the future

Condition or disease
Shoulder Pain

Detailed Description:
shoulder pain is a common medical condition, particularly in middle-aged and older adults, Shoulder pain makes up about 15% of all musculoskeletal complaints and has an incidence of 25 cases/1000 patients from 45-64 years old. Most shoulder problems fall into three major categories: soft tissue disorders, articular injury or instability, and arthritis. The incidence of lesions increases with age as tendon tissue progressively weakens or degenerates, but repeated microtrauma or overuse from professional or athletic activity can also cause soft tissue problems in all age groups.Patients younger than 30 yrs. old tend to have mild inflammatory or biomechanical causes for their pain such as a traumatic instability, tendinosis and arthropathy.The major cause of shoulder pain in patients older than 40 years is rotator cuff impingement and tears.There are no clear national guidelines for the diagnosis of shoulder pain. Several diagnostic tests are used for the diagnosis of soft tissue disorders, including clinical assessment, ultrasonography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), CT , X-ray and Arthroscopy. Shoulder pain is common, but the complexity of the shoulder joint frequently creates a diagnostic challenge for clinicians trying to identify the source of pain. As it is the most mobile joint in the body, the shoulder has a wide variety of physical exam maneuvers and tests designed to help the clinician diagnose shoulder pathology. So the current challenge from the clinicians is to understand which physical exam test(s) can provide sensitive and specific data to diagnose shoulder pathology. Evaluation of these exam maneuvers is of moderate to low quality, but still provides valuable information on how to interpret these exam results. Ultrasound , In addition to the physical exam, point-of care diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound has evolved as a useful and powerful tool for both diagnosis and treatment of shoulder pain, and it has many advantages like being relatively inexpensive, noninvasive and widely available.Ultrasound is increasingly being used to image many of the structures that can cause chronic shoulder pain. Ultrasound has excellent in-plane and beam-thickness spatial resolution , although the contrast resolution of many abnormalities in the shoulder is less than that with MRI, and also it is particularly useful in patients with a suspected supraspinatus or infraspinatus tendon tear, but is also helpful in the assessment of the subscapularis, acromioclavicular joint capsule and osteophytes, biceps tendon, subacromial-subdeltoid bursa, and the spinoglenoid notch. Ultrasound also allows dynamic imaging, which can be helpful when looking for biceps tendon subluxation, subscapularis tendon tears, and arm-abduction supraspinatus tendon impingement .

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 50 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Other
Official Title: Role of High Resolution Ultrasound Imaging in Evaluation of Shoulder Pain Guided by Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings
Estimated Study Start Date : April 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date : April 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : May 2020

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MedlinePlus related topics: Ultrasound

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. ultrasound findings in shoulder pain [ Time Frame: baseline ]
    to see if the same findings found by magnetic resonance in cases of shoulder pain imaging will appear by high resolution ultrasound

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients have positive tests of shoulder pain by clinical examination and suspected by Plain X-ray to have shoulder instability.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients. have positive tests of shoulder pain by clinical examination.
  • Patients who suspected by Plain X-ray to have shoulder instability.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who previously underwent surgical intervention to shoulder joint for any reason.
  • Patients with history of fracture repaired by metal plates or screws.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03891992

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Contact: Shehab Abdallah 201271211611 ext 00+20

Sponsors and Collaborators
Assiut University
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Responsible Party: Shehab Gamal Abdallah, principal investigator, Assiut University Identifier: NCT03891992    
Other Study ID Numbers: ultrasound in shoulder pain
First Posted: March 27, 2019    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 27, 2019
Last Verified: March 2019
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided

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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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Shoulder Pain
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations