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Volume:5 Issue:6 Number:27 ISSN#:2563-5476
ACE Report #9713
Ace Report Cover Shoulder & Elbow

COA2017: Repair favored over subacromial decompression & nonoperative treatment of rotator cuff tear

Study Type:Meta analysis
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Comparing surgical repair to conservative treatment and subacromial decompression alone for the treatment of rotator cuff tears: a meta-analysis of randomized trials

Contributing Authors: J Chahal A Nauth PH Flurin C Schemitsch M Vincente FL Heerspink

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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.


Five randomized controlled trials were included in this meta-analysis comparing the results of operative repair to both conservative treatment and subacromial decompression in the treatment of degenerative rotator cuff tears. Pooled Constant-Murley scores demonstrated significantly greater functional outcome at 1-year follow-up with operative repair compared to either conservative management or su...

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