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Study Synopsis

Study Title: The clinical and cost effectiveness of surgical repair of partial rotator cuff tears in patients with subacromial shoulder pain: A comparison of surgical repair versus surgery with no repair.

Short Title: Partial Rotator Cuff Tear Repair Trial (PRoCuRe)

Study Design: Multi-centre, parallel, patient blinded two arm randomised controlled trial, with integrated QuinteT Recruitment Intervention (QRI) to support recruitment

Sample Size: Approx. 386 recruits will be needed to achieve 270 randomised participants.

Recruitment Period: 24 months

Study Participants

Patients aged over 18 years with subacromial shoulder pain and a partial thickness rotator cuff tear, for whom their normal pathway management of physiotherapy, steroid injection over a six month period has failed, and have decided to pursue surgical treatment.

Study Treatments

  • Arthroscopic Debridement Only (ADO)
  • Arthroscopic Debridement with Arthoscopic Repair (ADAR)

Primary Outcome

Oxford Shoulder Score (OSS) at 24 months post-randomisation

Post-Randomisation Follow-up

  • Questionnaire follow-up at 6, 12, 24 months and 5 years
  • MRI scan at 24 months
  • HES data follow-up at 5 years


- Are you a consultant orthopaedic surgeon based at an NHS Trust in England?

- Do you perform partial rotator cuff repair surgery?

- Are you interested in becoming a Principal Investigator (PI) for PRoCuRe?

Use the 'contact us page' to express your interest in becoming a recruiting centre