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ACE Report #11438
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AAOS2019: Atelocollagen injections effective in reducing tear size for partial rotator cuff tears

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

Is Atelocollagen Injection Effective in Partial Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears at Clinic? A Prospective Randomized Clinical Evaluation

Contributing Authors: JH Kim S Han H Lee Y Kim H Cho JH Bahk S Yoon

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94 patients with symptomatic partial thickness rotator cuff tears were randomized to receive 1mL atelocollagen injections, 0.5mL atelocollagen injections, or no injection for the conservative treatment of the rotator cuff tears. Outcomes of interest included range of motion, Visual Analog Scale (VAS) for pain, ASES score, Constant Shoulder Score, and the change in tear size, muscle volume and fatt...

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