Surgery vs conservative treatment or subacromial decompression for rotator cuff tears in the elderly
Surgical repair versus conservative treatment and subacromial decompression for the treatment of rotator cuff tearsBone Joint J. 2019 Sep;101-B(9):1100-1106.
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Six studies (626 patients) were included in this meta-analysis comparing surgical repair to conservative management and subacromial decompression for the treatment of rotator cuff tears in elderly patients. The primary outcome of interest was the Constant-Murley score. Results revealed significantly favourable pooled Constant-Murley scores in the surgical repair group compared to both the conserva...
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