Functional and Radiographic Outcomes after Shoulder Surgery

Overview

Status: Enrolling by invitation
Keywords: Shoulder repair , rotator cuff , DRAM
IRB Number: 00046622
Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery
Sub Specialties: Shoulder and Elbow,

Brief Summary

 The primary objective of this study is to obtain functional outcomes (VAS pain, VAS satisfaction, VAS function, Simple Shoulder Test (SST) and American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) Score), perform a physical examination of the shoulder and perform a radiographic analysis of patients at a minimum of 6 months after reverse total shoulder arthroplasty, total shoulder arthroplasty, arthroscopic scapulothoracic bursectomy, acromioclavicular joint reconstruction and arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. Secondary objective is to determine whether higher levels of pre-operative psychological distress predict worse outcomes after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair.

Principal Investigator: Robert Tashjian
Department: Orthopedic Surgery
Co Investigator:

Contact Information

Name:Nousheen Alasti
Phone: 801-587-5488
Email: Nousheen.Alasti@hsc.utah.edu

Inclusion Criteria

All patients who will undergo or have undergone reverse total shoulder arthroplasty, total shoulder arthroplasty utilizing a lesser tuberosity osteotomy, acromioclavicular joint reconstruction , arthroscopic scapulothoracic bursectomy or arthroscopic rotator cuff repair by the PI, Robert Tashjian, MD at the University of Utah or the VA Salt Lake City Medical Center.

Any patients who have had the above listed procedures and have already completed a follow-up physical exam and radiographic evaluation 6 months or more post-operatively at standard of care visits are eligible for inclusion into fulfilling the remaining questionnaire portion of the study.

Exclusion Criteria

Those who have not undergone reverse total shoulder arthroplasty, total shoulder arthroplasty utilizing a lesser tuberosity osteotomy, acromioclavicular joint reconstruction , arthroscopic scapulothoracic bursectomy or arthroscopic rotator cuff repair by the PI, Robert Tashjian, MD. Exclusion for rotator cuff repair patients also includes if there is metal in the patients body (cardiac stents, pacemakers, aneurysm clips, etc.). Patients with any of the above device/s will be be excluded from the study.