The Effectiveness of Graston Tecnique Compared to Traditional Physiotherapy to Improve Range of Motion After Arthroscopic Cuff Repair. (GRA-RCR)

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Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli

Status

Enrolling

Conditions

Cuff Tear Arthropathy

Treatments

Other: graston tecnique
Other: Conventional rehabilitation

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT05315440
0002771

Details and patient eligibility

About

In shoulder rehabilitation after arthroscopic cuff repair, one of first objectives coincides with improving the range of passive movement: this process often requires considerable time of both patients and physiotherapists. This study aims to verify whether it is useful to add instruments assisted soft-tissue mobilization according to Graston Tecnique to the classic rehabilitation protocol in order to accelerate recovery times of passive range of motion.

Full description

There is conflicting evidence about early versus delayed postoperative rehabilitation after arthroscopic cuff repair: early protocol seems to reduce the risk of stiffness but could increase the risk of rupture of the tendon in long time, especially for large tears; delayed protocol impose a period of shoulder immobilization (from 2 weeks to 40-day) that can promote tendons healing but could determine shoulder stiffness. Our research question is if after the delayed protocol used in our institute (40 -day immobilization period) it migh be useful to add soft-tissue mobilization assisted by instruments according to Graston Tecnique to the classic rehabilitation protocol of the shoulder in order to speed up recovery times of the passive movement range.

Enrollment

70 estimated patients

Sex

All

Ages

40 to 65 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • arthroscopic rotator cuff repair
  • partial lesion due to tendon degeneration (1 or 2 anchors reparation)

Exclusion criteria

  • traumatic tendon lesions
  • associated conditions as arthritis, loss of superficial sensitivity, loss of muscle tone, mental impairment, oncological conditions
  • shoulder stiffness before surgery due to calcific tendonitis, adhesive capsulitis

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

Single Blind

70 participants in 2 patient groups

control group
Active Comparator group
Description:
The treatment of control group will be organized according to the classic protocol currently in use in our Institute which consists of: 30 minutes of passive and active assisted mobilization guided by the therapist, 30 min of Continous passive movement in flexion and abduction and 30 minutes of electrostimulation.
Treatment:
Other: Conventional rehabilitation
experimental group
Experimental group
Description:
30 minutes of passive and active assisted mobilization guided by the therapist associated with instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, 30 min of Continous passive movement in flexion and abduction and 30 minutes of electrostimulation.
Treatment:
Other: graston tecnique

Trial contacts and locations

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Central trial contact

Angela Gallo

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