AAOS2019: Sling versus no sling immobilization following repair of small supraspinatus tear
Postoperative Mobilization after Rotator Cuff Repair: Sling versus Nothing: A Randomized Prospective Study
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80 patients with a supraspinatus tear less than 3cm and scheduled for arthroscopic repair were randomized to either 4-week sling immobilization or no sling use after surgery. Patients were assessed for shoulder range of motion, pain, and functional scores, as well as repair integrity and tendon healing on 6-month ultrasound. Clinical measures demonstrated significantly better results for the no sl...
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