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Subscapularis Repair Techniques for Shoulder Injuries

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Led By Michael T Freehill, MD
Research Sponsored by Stanford University
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
Total Shoulder Arthroplasty
Be older than 18 years old
Timeline
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up 6 weeks, 6 months after surgery
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Study Summary

This trial is comparing two methods for repairing the subscapularis muscle and tendon. One method uses a patch and the other does not.

Who is the study for?
This trial is for individuals undergoing total shoulder arthroplasty, which is a type of shoulder replacement surgery. It's not suitable for vulnerable populations such as children, pregnant women, or those unable to consent.Check my eligibility
What is being tested?
The study compares two methods of repairing the subscapularis tissue after shoulder replacement: standard suture repair versus augmentation with a product called BioBrace. The comparison will be based on ultrasound images and clinical outcomes.See study design
What are the potential side effects?
Potential side effects may include typical surgical risks like infection, pain at the site of repair, inflammation, and possible adverse reactions to the BioBrace material if used.

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

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I have had a total shoulder replacement.

Timeline

Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~6 weeks, 6 months after surgery
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and 6 weeks, 6 months after surgery for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Difference in continuity of subscapularis tissue on ultrasound
Difference in signs of loosening or wear patterns in shoulder X-Ray
Difference in thickness of the subscapularis tissue on ultrasound
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Secondary outcome measures
American Shoulder & Elbow Surgeons Score (ASES) score
Shoulder examination for the difference in Active Range of Motion
Shoulder examination for the difference in Passive Range of Motion

Trial Design

2Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Active Control
Group I: BioBrace AugmentationExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
During the shoulder replacement surgery (arthroplasty) in order to access the shoulder, the subscapularis is removed from its insertion in your upper arm bone. It is repaired in reverse total shoulder arthroplasty, but is sometimes not as robust as we would like based on tissue quality and other factors. A shoulder arthroplasty is when the ball and socket are replaced with prosthetic components. If randomized to the BioBrace, patient will receive BioBrace augmentation of the standard subscapularis repair.
Group II: Standard Repair with SuturesActive Control1 Intervention
During the shoulder replacement surgery (arthroplasty) in order to access the shoulder, the subscapularis is removed from its insertion in your upper arm bone. It is repaired in reverse total shoulder arthroplasty, but is sometimes not as robust as we would like based on tissue quality and other factors. A shoulder arthroplasty is when the ball and socket are replaced with prosthetic components. If randomized to standard repair, patient will receive the standard repair with sutures.

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Who is running the clinical trial?

Stanford UniversityLead Sponsor
2,383 Previous Clinical Trials
17,333,754 Total Patients Enrolled
2 Trials studying Shoulder Injuries
106 Patients Enrolled for Shoulder Injuries
Tulane UniversityOTHER
115 Previous Clinical Trials
226,402 Total Patients Enrolled
Michael T Freehill, MDPrincipal InvestigatorStanford University

Media Library

Pitch Patch Augmentation (Other) Clinical Trial Eligibility Overview. Trial Name: NCT05487677 — N/A
Shoulder Injuries Research Study Groups: Standard Repair with Sutures, BioBrace Augmentation
Shoulder Injuries Clinical Trial 2023: Pitch Patch Augmentation Highlights & Side Effects. Trial Name: NCT05487677 — N/A
Pitch Patch Augmentation (Other) 2023 Treatment Timeline for Medical Study. Trial Name: NCT05487677 — N/A

Frequently Asked Questions

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Are there any participants still needed for this research?

"Unfortunately, this study is not looking for participants at the moment. The listing on clinicaltrials.gov indicates that the trial was posted on September 1st, 2022 and last updated on August 1st, 2022. However, there are 12 other trials which are currently open to enrolment."

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~67 spots leftby Sep 2025