Finlands Akademi  
Sökande / Kontakt person Äärimaa, Ville
Organisation Åbo universitetssjukhus
Projektets titel operative treatment of acute rotator cuff tear related to trauma, a placebo controlled efficacy trial ACCURATE
Beslutnr 315547
Beslutsdatum 03.05.2018
Finansierings period 01.09.2018 - 31.08.2022
Finansiering 300 000
Beskrivning av projektet
This trial is set out to investigate the efficacy of surgical repair of acute trauma related rotator cuff tear. This is a multicenter randomized controlled trial involving altogether 16 centers in Finland, Sweden and Norway. 200 volunteered 45-70 year old patients with a MRI documented rotator cuff tear after a traumatic event will be enrolled. The patients are randomized into either arthroscopic repair or diagnostic arthroscopy group. Both patients and hospital staff are blinded from the treatment group. After the operation all patients receive similar physiotherapy and they are followed up with a disease specific quality of life instrument for a minumun of two years after the operation. The results of this trial will give valuable information on the efficacy of surgical repair and help to target operative treatment in the future.