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ACE Report #11863
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COA/ICORS2019: Favourable healing, ROM with allograft vs. maximal repair for large RC tears

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

Healing Rates of Massive Rotator Cuff Tears between Allograft Reconstruction vs Maximal Repair - A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial

Contributing Authors: I Wong APT Ravipati CM Coady

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30 patients with two-tendon chronic retracted rotator cuff tears were randomized to receive an acellular dermal allograft rotator cuff reconstruction or an arthroscopic maximal rotator cuff repair for the treatment of large, chronic tears of the rotator cuff. Outcomes of interest included re-tear rate, the incidence of rotator cuff arthropathy progression, change in acromio-humeral distance (AHD),...

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