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Vol:230 Issue:2 Number:1 ISSN#:2564-2537
ACE Report #14549
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AAOS 2022: Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff With or Without Acromioplasty for Full Thickness Tears

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OrthoEvidence. AAOS 2022: Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff With or Without Acromioplasty for Full Thickness Tears. ACE Report. 2022;230(2):1. Available from:

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

Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair with and without Acromioplasty in the Treatment of FullThickness Rotator Cuff Tears: Long-Term Follow Up of a Multicenter, Randomized Controlled Trial

Contributing Authors:
JM Woodmass L Alkhatib S McRae P Lapner R Mascarenhas D Neogi PB Macdonald

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This ACE Report is a summary of a conference presentation or abstract. The information provided has limited the ability to provide an accurate assessment of the risk of bias or the overall quality. Please interpret the results with caution as trials may be in progress and select results may have been presented.


86 patients randomized to receive arthroscopic rotator cuff repair with acromioplasty (n=25/41 completed follow up) or without acromioplasty (n=31/45 completed follow up) were re-assessed from a multicentered, randomized controlled trial. Outcomes of interest included the Western Ontario Rotator Cuff score (WORC) and incidence of re-operation/revision. Mean follow up was 11 years post-operation. N...

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