Outcomes in Rotator Cuff Repair Using Graft Reinforcement
The purpose of this study is to evaluate patient shoulder functional outcomes following rotator cuff repairs reinforced with a surgical mesh.
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Large and Massive Reparable Rotator Cuff Tears
Conexa Reconstructive Tissue Matrix
Orthopaedic Clinical Association
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT01025037
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on July 15, 2010
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Tissue that supports and binds other tissues. It consists of CONNECTIVE TISSUE CELLS embedded in a large amount of EXTRACELLULAR MATRIX.
Compression of the rotator cuff tendons and subacromial bursa between the humeral head and structures that make up the coracoacromial arch and the humeral tuberosities. This condition is associated with subacromial bursitis and rotator cuff (largely supraspinatus) and bicipital tendon inflammation, with or without degenerative changes in the tendon. Pain that is most severe when the arm is abducted in an arc between 40 and 120 degrees, sometimes associated with tears in the rotator cuff, is the chief symptom. (From Jablonski's Dictionary of Syndromes and Eponymic Diseases, 2d ed)
A procedure whereby the body is stimulated to generate extra soft tissue by the application of stretching forces that stimulate new growth of tissue which, over a period of time, results in a 2-dimensional expansion of the tissue. The procedure is used in reconstructive surgery for injuries caused by trauma, burns, or ablative surgery. Various types of TISSUE EXPANSION DEVICES have been developed that exert stretching forces.
A genus of massive or globular SPONGES in the family Geodiidae, with large spicules at or near the surface.
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