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Single Versus Double Row Suture Anchor Repair in Medium to Large Rotator Cuff Tears

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Samsung Medical Center Identifier:
First received: December 23, 2009
Last updated: April 21, 2011
Last verified: April 2011

The purpose of this study is to determine whether double row repair is better in healing than traditional single row repair in arthroscopic rotator cuff repair.

Our null hypothesis is there are no differences in clinical and structural results

Condition Intervention
Rotator Cuff Tear
Procedure: double row repair

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Prospective Randomized Case-controlled Blinded Study of Single Versus Double Row Suture Anchor Repair in Medium to Large Rotator Cuff Tears

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Further study details as provided by Samsung Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Retear rate in each group(single row repair group and double row repair group) [ Time Frame: MRI after 6 months from surgery ]

Enrollment: 71
Study Start Date: January 2005
Study Completion Date: January 2010
Primary Completion Date: January 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Procedure: double row repair
    double row repair for torn rotator cuff were performed to compare with the conventional single row repair
    Other Name: dual row repair

Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Rotator cuff tear patients

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Rotator cuff tears
  • tear size between 2cm~4cm

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subscapularis tear requiring repair
  • open repair
  • any prior history of surgery on the affected shoulder
  • any fracture history around shoulder girdle(clavicle, humerus, acromion)
  • glenohumeral joint arthritis
  • inflammatory arthropathy
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01039571

Korea, Republic of
Samsung Medical Center
Seoul, Korea, Republic of, 135-710
Sponsors and Collaborators
Samsung Medical Center
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Responsible Party: Samsung Medical Center Identifier: NCT01039571     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2005-12-005
Study First Received: December 23, 2009
Last Updated: April 21, 2011

Keywords provided by Samsung Medical Center:
rotator cuff tear
arthroscopic repair
single row repair
double row repair
retear rate processed this record on May 25, 2017