Prospective Study of Subjects w/Full-Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears
ID Number 08-0831Principal Investigator(s)
Bradford O. Parsons
Department(s) or Division(s)
The primary objective of this study is to observe the timing and the rate of tendon retear in subjects with full thickness rotator cuff tears (RCTs) treated by means of arthroscopic surgery.The secondary objectives are:• Determination of the correlation of functional outcomes over time in subjects with retears compared with subjects who have an intact cuff repair using the Constant Murley Shoulder Score (CMSS), as well as strength and range-of-motion (ROM) testing.• Determination of the correlation between imaging biomarkers (muscle atrophy and fatty infiltration) and subject’s outcome (retear and function).• Estimation of the relationship between PROs (as determined by the following assessments: visual analog scale [VAS] pain score, Penn Shoulder Score [PSS], and the Short Form-12 questionnaire [SF-12]) and subject’s surgical outcome and functional outcome.
Recruiting Patients: Yes