No significant short term effect of subacromial decompression in rotator cuff repair
Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair With and Without Subacromial Decompression: A Prospective Randomized StudyArthroscopy. 2007 Jan;23(1):81-8.
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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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