Recruitment

Recruitment Status
Completed

Summary

Conditions
  • Degenerative Arthritis of Left Glenohumeral Joint
  • Degenerative Arthritis of Right Glenohumeral Joint
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Tear Arthropathy
  • Trapeziometacarpal Osteoarthritis
Type
Observational
Design
  • Observational Model: Other
  • Time Perspective: Prospective

Participation Requirements

Min Age
18
Max Age
125
Gender
Both

Description

Among various recognized methods used to assess the benefits and value of medical services, cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) and cost-utility analysis (CUA) are taking an increasingly important role. Over recent years, economic evaluations gained interest in orthopedics, suggesting the inclusion of...

Among various recognized methods used to assess the benefits and value of medical services, cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) and cost-utility analysis (CUA) are taking an increasingly important role. Over recent years, economic evaluations gained interest in orthopedics, suggesting the inclusion of economic factors in addition to traditional outcome measures in the evaluation of surgical interventions. This is a prospective mono-center observational study involving three independent patient groups (Total shoulder prosthesis for arthritis (TSA), Arthroscopic repair of rotator cuff tears (RCR), Trapeziectomy for Trapeziometacarpal Osteoarthritis (TMC OA)) of 150 patients each. Before-and-after comparisons will be made: Cost-effectiveness and cost-utility data collected post-operatively up to one (TMC OA) and two years (TSA and RCR) will be compared with those collected up to one year pre-operatively. Eligible patients unwilling to receive surgery will be followed-up for one and two years, respectively, to allow for a parallel comparison group.

Locations

Zurich, 8008
Zurich, 8008

Tracking Information

NCT #
NCT01954433
Collaborators
Winterthur Institute of Health Economics (WIG), Switzerland
Investigators
  • Principal Investigator: Matthias P Flury, Dr. med. Schulthess Klinik Study Director: Laurent Audigé, DVM PhD Schulthess Klinik
  • Matthias P Flury, Dr. med. Schulthess Klinik Study Director: Laurent Audigé, DVM PhD Schulthess Klinik