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Volume:5 Issue:7 Number:41 ISSN#:2563-5476
ACE Report #9757
Ace Report Cover Shoulder & Elbow

ISAKOS2017: Evaluating atrophy and fatty degeneration after RC repair vs conservative treatment

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

Timing of repair in degenerative cuff tears: how long can we wait?

Contributing Authors: RL Diercks FO Lambers Heerspink RE Westerbeek J van Raaij I Scheek R Derks

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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.


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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