Chicago, Illinois 60612


Using randomization, prospectively determine superiority of either ultrasound-guided or landmark-guided biceps corticosteroid injections with regard to various clinical variables.

Study summary:

Patients are diagnosed with biceps tendinitis in the outpatient clinic. After diagnosis, all the patients that meet inclusion/exclusion criteria will be offered to enroll in the study. Study will be described to the patient with regard to protocol and consent. All questions regarding the study will be answered, and it will be explicitly described that the study involvement will not change clinical care. It will be explained that investigators expect a follow up appointment at minimum at three weeks and three months. There may be further follow up requested up to 1 year from enrollment. After collection of informed consent, the patient will be randomized to either ultrasound-guided or landmark-guided injection. The patient will complete clinical scores at the initial visit prior to the injection. After injection, the patient will have follow up scheduled for three weeks and three months. To ensure patient blinding, an ultrasound will be placed on the patient for both groups, but only active imaging with be performed for the ultrasound-guided patient group. For clinician blinding, a different clinician than the injecting clinician will perform the follow up examinations. The patient is instructed to not seek additional injections or physical therapy during the study.


Inclusion Criteria: - Pain at intertubercular groove - Anterior humeral pain - Positive Speed's Test - Bicep's tendinitis is primary diagnosis for patient - Patient agrees to follow up and consent Exclusion Criteria: - Prior biceps surgery or injections - Prior SLAP or labral repair - Concomitant shoulder arthroplasty



Primary Contact:

Jeremy A Alland, MD
Phone: 3124322452

Backup Contact:

Jae Kim, MA
Phone: 3124322452

Location Contact:

Chicago, Illinois 60612
United States

Jeremy A Alland, MD
Phone: 312-432-2434

Site Status: Recruiting

Data Source:

Date Processed: November 18, 2019

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