A Prospective multicenter study to examine the influence of repairing the sub-scapularis on outcomes after reverse arthroplasty: A randomized controlled trial.

Brief description of study

The purpose of this study is to compare the effects of repairing the subscapularis tendon to not repairing the subscapularis tendon when the AtliVate Reverse® shoulder device is used for reverse total shoulder replacement surgery. The subscapularis is a muscle in the shoulder that your body uses for shoulder rotation and movement. This muscle is attached to the bone in your shoulder by a tendon. If this tendon is torn, your doctor may choose to repair this tendon with stitches during your surgery. Repairing this tendon is not always done when you receive this device. Some doctors choose to repair the tendon because they think it helps with shoulder stability. Other doctors choose not to repair the tendon because they think it limits shoulder movement or rotation. The study will study the effect of fixing this tendon or not fixing this tendon will have on shoulder movement and function after surgery using the AltiVate Reverse® device. And collect information on your health and the functioning of your shoulder implant right after surgery and a long time afterwards (10 years).


Clinical Study Identifier: s18-00821
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03430167
Principal Investigator: Young W Kwon.


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