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Volume:5 Issue:6 Number:26 ISSN#:2563-5476
ACE Report #9712
Ace Report Cover Shoulder & Elbow

COA2017: No significant difference in postop function between subscapularis tenotomy vs. peel in TSA

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Comparison of subscapularis tenotomy to subscapularis peel in shoulder arthroplasty: a prospective, randomized, controlled trial

Contributing Authors: GS Athwal A Sheikh

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This ACE Report is a summary of a conference presentation or abstract. The information provided has limited the ability to provide an accurate assessment of the risk of bias or the overall quality. Please interpret the results with caution as trials may be in progress and select results may have been presented.


97 patients scheduled for total shoulder arthroplasty were randomized to the intraoperative management of the subscapularis tendon through either a subscapularis peel technique or subscapularis tenotomy technique. Patients were assessed over a 12-month follow-up for subscapularis strength and patient-reported functional outcome measures. Results demonstrated a significant improvement in both group...

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