Effect of Virtual Reality on Upper Extremity Function Post-operative Rotator Cuff Repair

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Description

The aim of the study is to investigate the effect and the impact of performing virtual reality intervention on upper extremity function in patients with post-operative rotator cuff repair. The main question that it aims to answer is:

Does the application of virtual reality intervention improves upper extremity function in patients with post-operative rotator cuff repair.

Participants will be randomized into 2 groups: the control group receiving conventional physical therapy intervention and the experimental group receiving the virtual reality intervention.

Study Overview

Start Date
January 28, 2024
Completion Date
July 1, 2024
Enrollment
60
Date Posted
February 7, 2024
Accepts Healthy Volunteers?
No
Gender
All

Locations

Full Address
Ahmed ElMelhat [aelmelhat]
Cairo, Egypt

Eligibility

Minimum Age (years)
19
Maximum Age (years)
70
Eligibility Criteria
Inclusion Criteria:

Older than 18 years old and younger than 70 years old, and referred by the Adult Orthopedic Department with arthroscopic RC repair of a non-retracted isolated full-thickness supraspinatus tear with maximum 5 days post operation.
Poor response to initial non-operative treatment.

Exclusion Criteria:

Large-sized RC tears (3-5 cm),
Massive or irreparable RC tears,
Anteroinferior labral (Bankart) or superior labrum anterior to posterior lesions,
Severe glenohumeral osteoarthritis,
Adhesive capsulitis, or
Previous surgery on the affected shoulder
Re-tears of the RC.
Indication for revision RCR
Severe neurological deficits
Infection in the affected shoulder
Blindness and/or illiteracy

Study Contact Info

Study Contact Name
Ahmed El Melhat, PhD; Aseel El kawam, DPT
Study Contact Phone

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FDA Regulated Drug?
No
FDA Regulated Device?
No
Detailed Description
Rotator cuff tears are one of the most common disorders of the shoulder that result in shoulder pain and dysfunction. It affects about 30% of individuals that are older than 60 years. The conservative management is the first-line treatment for a rotator cuff tear, but a surgical rotator cuff repair (RCR) is required if the conservative management failed. Post-operative rehabilitation requires up to 12 weeks. But, Virtual Reality (VR) intervention is emerging as a viable alternative for musculoskeletal rehabilitation of the upper limb. Unlike in neuro-rehabilitation, VR is still poorly used in orthopedic rehabilitation. Thus, the investigators hypothesize that performing virtual reality intervention will improve the upper extremity function in patients with post-operative rotator cuff repair.
NCTid (if applicable)
NCT06246305