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ACE Report #11846
Ace Report Cover Shoulder & Elbow

COA/ICORS2019: Adjuvant microfracture does not improve outcomes of arthroscopic rotator cuff repair

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

Autologous Stem Cell Augmentation in Arthroscopic Cuff Repair: a Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial

Contributing Authors: T Zhang P Lapner L Howard O Laneuville HK Uhthoff J Pollock S Ruggiero G Trudel

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Patients scheduled for arthroscopic rotator cuff repair were randomized to either percutaneous microfracture of the supraspinatus footprint or needling of the peripheral tendon edges (control) at 5-7 days prior to repair. Patients were assessed for functional outcome and tendon healing over the first 24 months after surgery. Results demonstrated no significant differences between groups in Western...

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