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Volume:7 Issue:3 Number:43 ISSN#:2563-5476
ACE Report #11363
Ace Report Cover Shoulder & Elbow

AAOS2019: Maximum bridging suture tension superior to optimum tension for rotator cuff healing

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

Optimum Tension of Bridging Suture in Transosseous Equivalent Rotator Cuff Repair: A Clinical Prospective Randomized Comparative Study

Contributing Authors: HS Kim JH Oh J Park TY Rhie SM Rhee JH Park

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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.


64 patients were randomized to receive a rotator cuff repair with either maximum bridge suture tension or optimal bridge suture tension. The outcomes of interest included range of motion, pain and anatomical healing. The results from the study found no significant differences between groups in range of motion or pain at 1 year. The rate of healing failure was significantly higher in the optimal gr...

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