Principal Investigator: Robert Tashjian
Keywords: Arthroscopic-Assisted Lower Trapezius Transfer Department: Orthopedic Surgery Operations
IRB Number: 00130698 Co Investigator: Daniel Cushman
Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
Sub Specialties: Shoulder and Elbow
Recruitment Status: Enrolling by invitation

Contact Information

Kristin Konery

Simple Summary

To evaluate the functional and structural results after arthroscopic assisted lower trapezius tendon transfer for massive irreparable rotator cuff tears, using functional outcome scores, physical examination, MRI, and EMG

Inclusion Criteria

All patients on whom the study doctors have performed arthroscopic-assisted lower trapezius transfer

Exclusion Criteria

1) Refusal to consent and return for follow-up
2) Patients under age 18
3) Lack of complete pre-operative data
4) Patients who take anticoagulant medications or who have any other counterindications for receiving a needle EMG
5) Patients with counterindications for MRI

Participant Reimbursement