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Meta-analysis
ACE Report #12031
Ace Report Cover Shoulder & Elbow

Surgery vs conservative treatment or subacromial decompression for rotator cuff tears in the elderly


Study Type:Meta-analysis/Systematic Review
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Surgical repair versus conservative treatment and subacromial decompression for the treatment of rotator cuff tears

Bone Joint J. 2019 Sep;101-B(9):1100-1106.

Contributing Authors: C Schemitsch J Chahal M Vicente L Nowak PH Flurin F Lambers Heerspink P Henry A Nauth

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Synopsis

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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