Bridging Allograft Reconstruction for Chronic, Massive Rotator Cuff Tears
Bridging Allograft Reconstruction Is Superior to Maximal Repair for the Treatment of Chronic, Massive Rotator Cuff Tears: Results of a Prospective, Randomized Controlled TrialAm J Sports Med . 2021 Oct;49(12):3173-3183.
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Thirty patients undergoing surgical management for chronic, massive rotator cuff tears were randomized to receive debridement and maximal repair (n=15) or reconstruction with a bridging dermal allograft (n=15). The primary outcome of interest was the Western Ontario Rotator Cuff (WORC) index measured at 2 years postoperatively. Secondary outcomes of interest included the Disabilities of the Arm, S...