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Volume:1 Issue:8 Number:21 ISSN#:2563-5476
RCT
ACE Report #805
Ace Report Cover Sports Medicine

No significant short term effect of subacromial decompression in rotator cuff repair


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

Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair With and Without Subacromial Decompression: A Prospective Randomized Study

Arthroscopy. 2007 Jan;23(1):81-8.

Contributing Authors: G Milano A Grasso M Salvatore D Zarelli L Deriu C Fabbriciani

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Synopsis

80 patients requiring arthroscopic rotator cuff repair were randomized to either receive surgical treatment with subacromial decompression or without subacromial decompression. After surgery, patients were required to have the operative limb placed in a sling for 3 weeks, followed by a 16-week rehabilitation program. Results showed that after the 2-year follow-up, outcomes were similar regardless ...

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