ISAKOS2017: Evaluating atrophy and fatty degeneration after RC repair vs conservative treatment
Timing of repair in degenerative cuff tears: how long can we wait?
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41 patients with a full-thickness rotator cuff tear were randomized to either surgical repair or conservative treatment. Patients were assessed at 1 year postoperatively for muscle atrophy and fatty infiltration on MRI. Of the 19 patients allocated to repair, five patients had intact repairs at 1 year, while the remaining 14 had either a retear or failed repair. Irrespectively, change in tear size...
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