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Outcome of Arthroscopic Repair of Chronic Rotator Cuff Tears Between 2005-2008

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00828256
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified January 2009 by Soroka University Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Enrolling by invitation
First Posted : January 23, 2009
Last Update Posted : January 23, 2009
Information provided by:
Soroka University Medical Center

Brief Summary:

Arthroscopic repair has become the preferable surgical technique to treat rotator cuff tears in the last decade. Many researches demonstrate equal and even superior outcome with this surgical technique, while others show opposite results.

The aim of this study is to estimate the anatomic and functional results of the arthroscopic repair among the patients of the orthopedic department at the Soroka University Medical Center, in order to check the investigators hypothesis that indeed - the arthroscopic repair of the rotator cuff is the better surgical technique.

Methods: study population - 80 patients who had had an arthroscopic repair of the rotator cuff between the years 2005-2008 at the SUMC.

Inclusion criteria: age over 18 years. arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. date of operation not before 2005.

Study design:

  1. Data base Collection.
  2. Inviting the patients for physical examination + ultrasound examination of the operated shoulder + filling out questionnaires (SF36, CONSTANT SCORE)
  3. Statistical analysis
  4. Publication

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Rotator Cuff Tear Procedure: arthroscopy of shoulder

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 80 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Outcome Study of Arthroscopic Repair of Chronic Rotator Cuff Tears Between 2005-2008, at the Soroka University Medical Center, Beer Sheva, Israel
Study Start Date : February 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date : May 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date : June 2009

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MedlinePlus related topics: Tears
U.S. FDA Resources

Intervention Details:
    Procedure: arthroscopy of shoulder
    arthroscopic repair of chronic rotator cuff tears

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. evidence of an anatomic repair of the rotator cuff proved by ultrasound [ Time Frame: immidiate ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. high constant score [ Time Frame: 6 months after surgery ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
80 patients, above 18 years of age, who had had an arthroscopic repair of chronic rotator cuff tear between the years 2005-2008.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age over 18 years
  • Arthroscopic repair of chronic rotator cuff tear
  • Operation done after January 2005

Responsible Party: Dr. Asaf Acker, Soroka University Medical Center, Beer Sheva, Israel
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00828256     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: sor477308ctil
First Posted: January 23, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 23, 2009
Last Verified: January 2009

Keywords provided by Soroka University Medical Center:
arthroscopic repair
rotator cuff
chronic tear of rotator cuff

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Rotator Cuff Injuries
Wounds and Injuries
Shoulder Injuries
Tendon Injuries