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Duration of Immobilization After Rotator Cuff Repair: Its Clinical Impact

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00891566
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 1, 2009
Last Update Posted : May 24, 2011
Information provided by:
Samsung Medical Center

April 29, 2009
May 1, 2009
May 24, 2011
April 2008
June 2010   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
repair integrity analysis using postoperative MRI [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
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American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons' score [ Time Frame: 2 year postoperatively ]
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Duration of Immobilization After Rotator Cuff Repair: Its Clinical Impact
Prolonged Versus Conventional Immobilization After Arthroscopic Repair for Medium to Large Size Rotator Cuff Tear. A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial

The purpose of this study is to determine whether the immobilization period is helpful for the better healing of repaired rotator cuff.

The investigators hypothesis is that the longer immobilization after rotator cuff repair will help the healing of rotator cuff.

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Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
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Probability Sample
medium to large size rotator cuff tears
Rotator Cuff Tear
Procedure: Immobilization
compared the healing status for 8 weeks of immobilization with the conventional 4 weeks of immobilization after rotator cuff repair
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April 2011
June 2010   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Medium to large sized cuff tear (2-4 cm)
  • Yes subscapular partial fraying or longitudinal split side to side
  • Yes acromioplasty
  • Yes AC arthritis with mumford procedure
  • Yes biceps tenotomy or tenodesis

Exclusion Criteria:

  • No arthritic changes of glenohumeral joint
  • No combined infection
  • No mini-open procedures
  • No complete subscapularis tear
  • No incomplete repair
  • No small tears or side to side repairs without anchors
  • No pregnancy
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Child, Adult, Senior
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Korea, Republic of
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Jae Chul Yoo, Samsung Medical Center
Samsung Medical Center
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Samsung Medical Center
May 2011