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ACE Report #10272
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Better 12-month function scores and lower retear with collagen augmentation in rotator cuff repair


Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:2

Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair With Graft Augmentation of 3-Dimensional Biological Collagen for Moderate to Large Tears: A Randomized Controlled Study

Am J Sports Med. 2018 May;46(6):1424-1431

Contributing Authors: C Zhang T Shen XJ Lin YZ Cai RL Jin PC Gu JD Chen

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Synopsis

112 patients scheduled for arthroscopic rotator cuff repair were randomized either to augmented surgery with a collagen scaffold between the greater tubercle footprint and the rotator cuff, or to nonaugmented repair. Patients were assessed over a 24-month follow-up for retear rate based on MRI results and functional scores. Results demonstrated a significantly lower incidence of retear among the c...

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