Calcific Tendonitis Treatment-Barbotage vs. Barbotage with Cortisone Injection: A Randomized Controlled Double-Blind Study

Brief description of study

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 (usual care), which is barbotage with cortisone injection, against barbotage with saline injection (sham). Most doctors who treat this condition use the barbotage with cortisone injection method, but some don’t. The research will examine whether treating the condition using only barbotage can help people avoid the additional risks associated with the cortisone injection. Receiving barbotage without cortisone is therefore considered experimental.


Clinical Study Identifier: s19-01299
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04126278
Principal Investigator: Mehul R Shah.


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