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Surgery or Capsular Distention With Steroid in the Treatment of Primary Frozen Shoulder?

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified December 2009 by Bergen Surgical Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: December 10, 2009
Last Update Posted: December 16, 2009
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Haraldsplass Deaconess Hospital
Haukeland University Hospital
Information provided by:
Bergen Surgical Hospital
December 9, 2009
December 10, 2009
December 16, 2009
December 2009
March 2012   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Shoulder Function [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT01029600 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
Shoulder range of motion [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
Same as current
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Surgery or Capsular Distention With Steroid in the Treatment of Primary Frozen Shoulder?
Arthroscopic Capsulotomy vs Arthrographic Distention With Steroid in the Treatment of Primary Frozen Shoulder. A Randomized Study
The purpose of the study is to compare two different treatment regimens for primary frozen shoulder: Arthroscopic capsulotomy and arthrographic distention with steroid.
Patients with primary frozen shoulder will be randomized to two different treatments and the outcome will be measured.
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Procedure: Arthroscopic capsular release
    Surgical division of thickened capsule in the shoulder
  • Procedure: Distention with steroid
    Intraarticular distention with steroid, saline, contrast and local anaesthetic
  • Active Comparator: Arthroscopic Capsulotomy
    Arthroscopic capsular release
    Intervention: Procedure: Arthroscopic capsular release
  • Active Comparator: Distention with steroid
    Arthrographic distention with contrast, saline, steroid and local anaesthetic
    Intervention: Procedure: Distention with steroid

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
Unknown status
April 2012
March 2012   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. The patient must have understood all information about the project and must have signed the informed consent letter about participation in the study including rehabilitation and follow-up
  2. The patients must have a history and clinical findings typical for primary frozen shoulder with globally reduced range of motion in the shoulder.

    • External rotation 20 degrees or less
    • Abduction 45 degrees or less
  3. The patients must not be in phase 1 (inflammation phase)
  4. Diabetics may be included
  5. MRI must be taken to exclude other reasons for stiffness

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Other reasons for stiffness( cuff rupture, arthritis)
  2. Posttraumatic or postoperative stiffness
  3. Patients not suited for day surgery
  4. Patients with a history of subacromial impingement before developing stiffness
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
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Dr. Ove Kr. Austgulen, Bergen Surgical Hospital
Bergen Surgical Hospital
  • Haraldsplass Deaconess Hospital
  • Haukeland University Hospital
Study Chair: Eirik J Solheim, MD, PhD University of Bergen, Surgical Dept.
Study Director: Leiv Hove, MD, PhD University of Bergen, Surgical Dept.
Bergen Surgical Hospital
December 2009

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