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Bicepspees tenodese of tenotomie bij arthroscopische rotator cuff repair: Een internationaal multicenter prospectief gerandomiseerde klinische trial.


- candidate number10957
- NTR NumberNTR3255
- ISRCTNISRCTN wordt niet meer aangevraagd.
- Date ISRCTN created
- date ISRCTN requested
- Date Registered NTR18-jan-2012
- Secondary IDsWO 10.087 VCMO
- Public TitleBicepspees tenodese of tenotomie bij arthroscopische rotator cuff repair: Een internationaal multicenter prospectief gerandomiseerde klinische trial.
- Scientific TitleLong head biceps tenodesis or tenotomy in arthroscopic rotator cuff repair: An international multicenter prospective randomized clinical trial.
- ACRONYMBITE
- hypothesisLHB tenotomy does not lead to inferior functional results as compared to LHB tenodesis when performed in conjunction with an arthroscopic repair of a moderately sized rotator cuff (supraspinatus/infraspinatus tendon) tear in patients 50 years or older.

Popeye deformity after LHB tenotomy or LHB tenodesis is not clinically relevant. LHB tenotomy is associated with a favorable cost-utility.
- Healt Condition(s) or Problem(s) studiedRotator cuff, Arthroscopic , Bicepstendon
- Inclusion criteriaPatients older than 50 years who are indicated to undergo repair of a moderately sized rotator cuff (infraspinatus and/or supraspinatus) tendon rupture (sized smaller than 3cm measured using an arthroscopic ruler), who are encountered with an inflamed, unstable or partially torn LHB tendon. Patients need to be able to read and write in Dutch or English language in order to complete the questionnaires, and sign informed consent.
- Exclusion criteriaPatients are excluded form this study in case of an acute, traumatic or partial thickness rotator cuff rupture, or in case a full thickness tear is larger than 3 cm measured using an arthroscopic ruler. (This excludes patients who have a massive rotator cuff rupture, since these patients are more likely to have a re-rupture within one year).

Patients are also excluded when the origo of the bicepstendon has an hour-glass aspect or in case of accompanying subscapularis tendon rupture. Pre-operative X-ray of the involved shoulder revealing acromion to humeral head distance measuring 6mm or smaller or osteoarthritis also excludes patients from participation to this study. Any prior surgery to the involved shoulder leads to exclusion from participation in this study. Dementia or inability to complete questionnaires and assessments excludes patients form this study as well.
- mec approval receivedyes
- multicenter trialyes
- randomisedyes
- masking/blindingDouble
- controlActive
- groupParallel
- Type2 or more arms, randomized
- Studytypeintervention
- planned startdate 1-jun-2012
- planned closingdate31-dec-2012
- Target number of participants234
- InterventionsLong head biceps tenodesis or tenotomy in arthroscopic rotator cuff repair.
- Primary outcomeFunctional outcome measured using the Constant score.
- Secondary outcomeIn addition, the Dutch Oxford Shoulder Test (DOST) and the Disabilities of the Arm Shoulder and Hand (DASH) questionnaire will be assessed. Other evaluations concern: cosmetic appearance evaluated by the ‘‘Popeye’’ deformity, arm cramping pain, elbow flexion strength (measured with a hand dynamometer), cost-effectiveness (evaluated with the EQ-5D), and an MRI evaluation.
- TimepointsAt the initial visit (pre-op), the treating physical will determine the Constant score and the elbow flexion power. An MRI and digital photograph are taken from the upper arm to assess cosmetic changes postoperatively by a blinded independent assessor). In addition, all subjects will complete a questionnaire with demographic information, questions on general pain and pain in the bicipital groove, the Dutch translation of the Oxford shoulder test, the DASH and EQ-5D. In case of definite inclusion (e.g. in case a significant biceps pathology was found during arthroscopic surgery and the patient was randomized to Group 1 or Group 2), this will be repeated (in part or in full) at three post-operative assessments (e.g. 6 weeks, 3 months, one year), in addition to assessment of cosmetic changes.
Only at the final follow up (1 year) the MRI will be repeated.
- Trial web siteN/A
- statusplanned
- CONTACT FOR PUBLIC QUERIES D.F.P. Deurzen, van
- CONTACT for SCIENTIFIC QUERIES D.F.P. Deurzen, van
- Sponsor/Initiator Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis (OLVG)
- Funding
(Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support)
Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis (OLVG)
- PublicationsN/A
- Brief summaryDuring arthroscopic rotator cuff (infraspinatus/supraspinatus) repair, biceps tendon lesions are frequently encountered. However, the most optimal treatment of the diseased long head of the biceps (LHB) tendon during rotator cuff repair remains a topic of debate: tenotomy or tenodesis. Our hypothesis is that there is no difference in functional outcome between LHB tenotomy and LHB tenodesis when performed in adjunct to arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. An International, Multicenter, Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial.
- Main changes (audit trail)
- RECORD18-jan-2012 - 6-feb-2012


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