Outcomes of Shoulder Surgery in Patients with Upper Extremity Lymphedema


About this study

The correlation between lymphedema and shoulder arthroplasty will be analyzed using medical records for all patients that came to the Mayo Clinic with a diagnosis of lymphedema within the time period of 1979-2016.

We will use multiple variables to analyze the associations between lymphedema and multiple other factors, including infection, recurrence of disease, implant failure, etc.


Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:     

Any living patient with a diagnosis of lymphedema.


Exclusion Criteria:    

Any patient who is a child or who we are not able to obtain follow-up information.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Joaquin Sanchez-Sotelo, M.D., Ph.D.

Closed for enrollment

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