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Volume:2 Issue:3 Number:96 ISSN#:2564-2537
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ACE Report #4609
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Arthroscopic versus Mini-Open Rotator Cuff Repair in Small to Medium-Sized Tears

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OrthoEvidence. Arthroscopic versus Mini-Open Rotator Cuff Repair in Small to Medium-Sized Tears. ACE Report. 2013;2(3):96. Available from: https://myorthoevidence.com/AceReport/Report/4609

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Clinical Outcome in All-Arthroscopic Versus Mini-Open Rotator Cuff Repair in Small to Medium-Sized Tears: A Randomized Controlled Trial in 100 Patients With 1-Year Follow-up

Arthroscopy. 2013 Feb;29(2):266-73. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2012.08.022. Epub 2012 Dec 1

Contributing Authors: P van der Zwaal BJ Thomassen MJ Nieuwenhuijse R Lindenburg JW Swen ER van Arkel

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Dr. Peer van der Zwaal speaks about the use of arthroscopic versus mini-open rotator cuff repair in small to medium-sized tears.


To compare two surgical techniques, 100 patients with full thickness small to medium-sized tears were randomized to either all-arthroscopic (AA) or mini-open (MO) rotator cuff repair. A year after surgery, functional outcome, pain, range of motion, and complications improved for both groups with no statistical difference between them. Patients benefited sooner (6 weeks) with the arthroscopic proce...

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