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Volume:3 Issue:5 Number:56 ISSN#:2563-5476
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ACE Report #6272
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Extended immobilization following rotator cuff repair yields similar retear rate

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OrthoEvidence. Extended immobilization following rotator cuff repair yields similar retear rate. ACE Report. 2014;3(5):56. Available from: https://myorthoevidene.com/AceReport/Report/6272

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Effect of Immobilization without Passive Exercise After Rotator Cuff Repair Randomized Clinical Trial Comparing Four and Eight Weeks of Immobilization

J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Mar 19;96(6):e44. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.L.01741

Contributing Authors: KH Koh TK Lim MS Shon YE Park SW Lee JC Yoo

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100 patients undergoing rotator cuff repair were randomized to complete a rehabilitation program with 4 or 8 weeks of immobilization after surgery. The purpose of this study was to compare retear rates and short-term clinical outcomes between treatment groups. While significantly more patients in the 8 week immobilization group experienced stiffness at 24 months, postoperative retear rates, range ...

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