Inflammation in Rotator Cuff Tear and Repair
Inflammation in Rotator Cuff Injury and Repair
Sponsor: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
Enrolling: Male and Female Patients
Study Length: 12 Months
Clinic Visits: 7
IRB Number: AAAR9379
Contact: David Kovacevic, MD: 914-787-3286 /
Additional Study Information: The shoulder joint is the most mobile joint in the human body, steered by a group of muscles and their respective tendons, together called the rotator cuff. A consequence of this mobility is a vulnerability to degradation, or wear and tear, of tendons and inflammation in the surrounding area. Our study aims to create biological samples and data bank to get a better understanding of the mechanisms of rotator cuff injuries than is currently available. Using this bank, we are able to establish and analyze new therapeutic treatments for shoulder disorders.
This study is closed
William Levine, MD
Do You Qualify?
Do you repeatedly perform overhead motions in your job or sports (i.e., painter, carpenter, heavy laborer, baseball, tennis)? Yes No
Do you have shoulder pain with overhead activity? Yes No
Do you have difficulty sleeping at night because of your shoulder pain? Yes No
Do you have difficulty combing your hair or reaching behind your back? Yes No
Does you arm/shoulder feel weak? Yes No
You may be eligible for this study

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For more information, please contact:
David Kovacevic, MD