Trial ID or NCT#

NCT03339492

Status

RECRUITING

Purpose

The primary objective of this study is to prospectively determine, at 12 months post-surgical repair of full thickness rotator cuff tears, the safety and efficacy of treating full thickness rotator cuff repairs with pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF). The hypothesis states that exposure to a pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) following surgical repair of a full thickness rotator cuff tendon tear reduces tendon re-tear rates. The strength of the shoulder muscles and the levels of pain in subjects after surgical repair of their rotator cuff adjunctively treated with an active PEMF device will also be measured.

Official Title

Prospective, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo Controlled Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) Therapy as an Adjunctive Treatment to Surgical Repair of Full Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears

Eligibility Criteria

Ages Eligible for Study: 21 Years to 80 Years
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No

Investigator(s)

Geoffrey Abrams, MD
Sports medicine surgeon
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center

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