Clavicle resection in patients with AC joint arthritis and rotator cuff tears
Is arthroscopic distal clavicle resection necessary for patients with radiological acromioclavicular joint arthritis and rotator cuff tears? A prospective randomized comparative studyAm J Sports Med. 2014 Nov;42(11):2567-73
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100 patients with rotator cuff tears in addition to asymptomatic acromioclavicular joint arthritis were randomly assigned to undergo rotator cuff repair with arthroscopic distal clavicle resection or repair alone. Clinical, functional, and radiographic outcomes were evaluated at a minimum of 24 months postoperatively. Findings revealed similar improvements using both techniques; however, there wer...
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