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ACE Report #4971
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ISAKOS: Similar DASH but better healing in large tears with microfracture in RC repair


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

Efficacy of marrow-stimulating technique in arthroscopic rotator cuff repair: a prospective randomized study

Contributing Authors: G Milano MF Saccomanno S Careri G Taccardo R De Vitis C Fabbriciani

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Synopsis

80 patients suffering from a tear in their rotator cuff were randomized to receive either standard tendon repair or tendon repair involving microfractures of the greater tuberosity (a marrow-stimulating technique). Results indicated similar Disability of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) scores at a mean follow-up of 28.1 +/- 3 months and similar tendon healing (or structural integrity) at 1 year ...

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