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Boulder, Colorado 80304


The purpose of this study is to evaluate and compare clinical post-operative outcomes for patients using active cooling and compression device and those using ice bags and elastic wrap after acromioplasty or arthroscopic rotator cuff repair.


Inclusion Criteria: - Patient has undergone unilateral Rotator cuff repair or Acromioplasty - Willing to sign a consent form - Able to follow study procedures Exclusion Criteria: - Non-ambulatory - Participation in concurrent investigational protocol - Any bleeding coagulopathies - Raynaud's disease or other vasospastic hypersensitivity or circulatory syndromes - Hypertension (due to secondary vasoconstriction) - Compromised local circulation (including localized compromise due to multiple surgical procedures) - A history of vascular impairment (such as frostbite or arterial sclerosis) - Cold allergy (cold urticaria) or prior adverse reactions to cold application - Rheumatoid arthritis - Local limb ischemia - Paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria - Cryoglobulinemia or any disease that produces a marked cold pressor response - Inflammatory phlebitis - Acute inflammations of the veins (thrombophlebitis) - Decompensated cardiac insufficiency - Arterial dysregulation - Erysipelas - Deep acute venal thrombosis (phlebothrombosis) - Carcinoma and carcinoma metastasis in the affected extremity - Decompensated hypertonia - Pulmonary embolisms - Congestive heart failure - Pulmonary edema - Suspected deep vein thrombosis - Acute inflammatory skin diseases - Infection - Venous or arterial occlusive disease



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Eric C McCarty, MD
University of Colorado, Denver

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Location Contact:

Boulder, Colorado 80304
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: March 16, 2018

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