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ACE Report #8377
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High-frequency low-magnitude vibration does not improve retear rate in rotator cuff repair

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

A Randomized, Double-Blinded, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial Evaluating the Effectiveness of Daily Vibration After Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair

Am J Sports Med. 2015 Nov;43(11):2774-82

Contributing Authors: PH Lam K Hansen G Keighley L Hackett GA Murrell

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120 patients diagnosed with a rotator cuff tear undergoing arthroscopic rotator cuff repair were randomly assigned to receive a high-frequency, low-magnitude vibration treatment or a placebo treatment for 6 months following surgery. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of high-frequency, low-magnitude vibration on retear rate and to determine if this treatment provides any addit...

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