This trial is evaluating whether MedCline Shoulder Relief System will improve 6 primary outcomes in patients with Rotator Cuff Tears. Measurement will happen over the course of Baseline, two weeks, six weeks.
This trial requires 80 total participants across 2 different treatment groups
This trial involves 2 different treatments. MedCline Shoulder Relief System is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.
"Data from a recent study of the study suggest that the presence of an underlying pathologic process is likely to be part of the syndrome." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"There have been more new discoveries for treating rotator cuff tears, with new and better implants and treatments; these may help us manage and treat rotator cuff tears." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"If properly fitting, the Medcline shoulder relief system is as safe as standard arthroscopic shoulder surgery that has been reported to result in similar improvement of function, pain relief, and return to pre-surgery activity." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Patients who have undergone surgery for chronic shoulder pain with moderate shoulder function will generally benefit from the use of the [medCLINES] RS. Therefore, using the RS as a primary care treatment for shoulder pain is an innovative practice that will complement standard of care." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"A combination of shoulder position during activities such as overhead sports and muscular strength are significant factors. Furthermore, external factors such as external compression can also be contributory." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Results from a recent clinical trial determined that shoulder arthroscopy and arthrolysis were the treatments most commonly used in managing rotator cuff tears. The data suggest that there is a significant shortage of surgeons practicing in rotator cuff repair. Therefore, future educational programs and research should be aimed at the surgical training of new arthroscopic rotator cuff repair surgeons and at the use of rotator cuff arthroscopy as a primary surgical strategy for treating rotator cuff tears." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Most patients will have mild symptoms and signs of a rotator cuff tear, but rarely will require surgical intervention. Tear of the supraspinatus tendon is associated with impaired external rotation and is likely to be a result of a posterolateral rotational tear." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"There is no evidence that rotator cuff tendon-to-bone repair can be accomplished reliably or safely in the short-term. However, because repair with autograft or allograft tissue is more likely to replicate the natural repair mechanism of the rotator cuff, this technique of repair appears to offer a reasonable option for patients with small tears." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"There are an estimated 50,000-60,000 rotator cuff tears annually in the US. rotator cuff tears: are associated with significant pain, disability, and greater healthcare utilization. Increased awareness of the diagnosis would decrease the magnitude of this burden." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"This is the first study to link the risk to developing rotator cuff tears to family history to tear in the same position. In a recent study, findings have important management implications and may have significant implications during the decision-making processes for patients." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"There is no standard age of onset. Most report onset between 30-50 years. There is variation of reporting based on gender and BMI. It has been reported that 20% of rotator cuff tear patients do not achieve a normal strength with manual maneuvers. It appears that women, especially older women, tend to be the ones to suffer from rotator cuff tears as early as their 20s or even 25s. For older women, rotator cuff tears are not the cause of their pain or difficulty with movement anymore." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"The MCR system was most commonly used in combination with at least one other treatments. The authors suggest the need to develop an efficient clinical guide when managing the patients with severe shoulder pain who underwent MCR and other treatments." - Anonymous Online Contributor