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Volume:1 Issue:8 Number:392 ISSN#:2563-5476
Author Verified
Meta-analysis
ACE Report #2785
Ace Report Cover Shoulder & Elbow

Subacromial decompression provides no additional benefits during rotator cuff repair


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

The Role of Subacromial Decompression in Patients Undergoing Arthroscopic Repair of Full-Thickness Tears of the Rotator Cuff: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Arthroscopy. 2012 Feb 2

Contributing Authors: J Chahal N Mall PB Macdonald G Van Thiel BJ Cole AA Romeo NN Verma

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Synopsis

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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