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Calcific Tendonitis Treatment: Barbotage vs. Barbotage With Cortisone Injection

2019-10-21 12:45:43 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to determine the efficacy of barbotage therapy by comparing the clinical and sonographic changes in patients that solely receive barbotage to patients receiving the standard of care, barbotage with cortisone injection.

Description

Calcific tendonitis is a condition caused by calcium deposits building up in a person's muscles or tendons. If calcium builds up in an area, a person may feel pain and discomfort there. The purpose of this study is to determine the efficacy of barbotage therapy (injecting and washing the shoulder joint with saline) by comparing the amount of pain, shoulder function, and X-Rays in patients with calcific tendonitis that receive the standard of care, barbotage with cortisone injection, against barbotage with saline injection. Receiving barbotage without cortisone is therefore considered experimental.

Study Design

Conditions

Calcific Tendinitis

Intervention

Barbotage, Dexamethasone

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

NYU Langone Health

Results (where available)

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