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Volume:7 Issue:3 Number:42 ISSN#:2563-5476
ACE Report #11359
Ace Report Cover Shoulder & Elbow

AAOS2019: No difference in long term outcomes between RC repair alone vs. RC repair + acromioplasty

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Randomized Prospective Trial of Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff with or without Acromioplasty: No Difference in Patient-Reported Outcomes at Long-Term Follow Up

Contributing Authors: BJ Cole AA Romeo NN Verma BR Waterman JM Newgren AK Gowd BC Cabarcas D Lansdown BR Bach Jr

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This ACE Report is a summary of a conference presentation or abstract. The information provided has limited the ability to provide an accurate assessment of the risk of bias or the overall quality. Please interpret the results with caution as trials may be in progress and select results may have been presented.


90 patients with full thickness rotator cuff tears were randomized to receive a rotator cuff repair (RCR) alone or with an acromioplasty. Outcomes of interest included the long term outcomes of ASES, VAS pain, Constant score, UCLA score, SST and retear rate. The results revealed no significant differences between RCR with and without acromioplasty in all outcomes.

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