Quantitative MRI of Glenohumeral Cartilage & Labrum in Shoulder Instability - Clinical Trial
What is the Purpose of this Study?
We are doing this study to get a better understanding of how exercise affects the motion and mechanics of the shoulder joint in people who have shoulder instability and are planning to have shoulder surgery. We hope the information we gain from this study can improve treatment methods for injuries like shoulder dislocations or rotator cuff tears.
Shoulder Cartilage Strain Related to Shoulder Instability (Dislocation and Subluxations)
Who Can Participate in the Study?
Adults and children ages 15-50 who:
- Have an acute anterior shoulder dislocation
- Plan to have arthroscopic shoulder stabilization surgery followed by physical rehabilitation
- Have not had a previous surgery on the injured shoulder
- Do not have any form of inflammatory arthritis or moderate-to-severe osteoarthritis
For more information about who can join this study, please contact the study team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is Involved?
If you choose to join this study, you will come to our clinic for a visit before your surgery and then come back for a second visit about 6 months after your surgery.
During the first visit, you will:
- Have an MRI to take pictures of your injured shoulder before exercising
- Do a series of exercises (push-ups)
- Have another MRI to take pictures of your injured shoulder after exercising
The procedures during your second visit 6 months after surgery will be essentially identical to the first visit.
We will pay you for your time on the study.