Subacromial decompression provides no additional benefits during rotator cuff repair
The Role of Subacromial Decompression in Patients Undergoing Arthroscopic Repair of Full-Thickness Tears of the Rotator Cuff: A Systematic Review and Meta-AnalysisArthroscopy. 2012 Feb 2
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4 trials containing level one evidence were identified comparing repair of full-thickness rotator cuff tears with or without subacromial decompression (SAD). Meta-analysis of the results indicated that there were no differences in shoulder specific outcomes and the re-operation rates between patients that underwent repair with or without SAD. Disease specific quality of life was not different betw...
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