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ACE Report #5574
Ace Report Cover Physical Therapy & Rehab

Home-based therapy in rotator cuff tear performs comparably to formal occupational therapy


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

A prospective randomized controlled trial comparing occupational therapy with home-based exercises in conservative treatment of rotator cuff tears

J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2013 Sep;22(9):1173-9

Contributing Authors: G Krischak F Gebhard H Reichel B Friemert F Schneider C Fisser R Kaluscha M Kraus

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Synopsis

43 patients with rotator cuff tears were randomized to compare the efficacy of home-based exercise therapy against formal occupational therapy, over 2 months. Outcomes measured included Pain intensity (VAS), Constant-Murley score, shoulder ROM, clinical signs of impingement, as well as strength of abduction/adduction and rotation. The evidence presented in this study indicated that home-based ther...

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