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ACE Report #4731
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Rotator cuff: Repair associated with better outcome compared to isolated acromioplasty

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

Arthroscopic treatment of rotator cuff tear in the over-60s: repair is preferable to isolated acromioplasty-tenotomy in the short term

Orthop Traumatol Surg Res. 2011 Oct;97(6 Suppl):S125-30. doi: 10.1016/j.otsr.2011.06.006. Epub 2011 Jul 27

Contributing Authors: C Dezaly F Sirveaux R Philippe F Wein-Remy J Sedaghatian O Roche D Mole

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142 patients over the age of 60 were randomized to determine the impact of rotator cuff repair with acromioplasty and biceps long-head tenotomy in surgical treatment of rotator cuff tears compared to acromioplasty and biceps tenotomy alone. Follow-up of clinical results (Constant score) was conducted for 1 year postoperatively. Tendon healing was also evaluated with ultrasound in patient who under...

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