Shoulder Instability clinical trials at UCSF
1 research study open to eligible people
Shoulder instability is when the shoulder joint moves too much or in the wrong direction. UCSF is recruiting for a research study for people who need surgery to fix shoulder instability. The study will follow these patients for a long time to see how they recover after surgery and what can be done to improve the outcome.
open to eligible people ages 12-99
This project will be a multi-center, prospective longitudinal cohort for all patients undergoing primary shoulder instability surgery, excluding isolated SLAP repairs. We will be looking for risk factors for recurrent instability, revision surgery, and poor outcomes. Patients will be asked to complete the RAND-36, ASES, Shoulder Activity, EQ-5D and WOSI outcome measures, as well as demographic and socioeconomic information. Surgeons will complete a form after surgery with information on radiographic findings, physical exam, surgical findings, and the repair. Patients will wear a sling post-operatively, and follow standardized rehabilitation protocols, including physical therapy. Patients will be sent outcome questionnaires at 2, 6, 10, and 20 years after surgery.
San Francisco, California and other locations
Our lead scientists for Shoulder Instability research studies include Benjamin C Ma, MD.