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ACE Report #10039
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Double-row rotator cuff repair demonstrates cost-efficacy vs single-row

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Double-Row Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair Is More Cost-Effective Than Single-Row Repair

J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2017 Oct 18;99(20):1730-1736

Contributing Authors: P MacDonald AL Huang K Thavorn S van Katwyk P Lapner

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90 patients with a rotator cuff tear and scheduled for arthroscopic repair were randomized to either double-row or single-row repair. Cost and health utility data were collected as part of a cost-utility analysis comparing the two repair techniques. Despite higher estimated costs with double-row repair, the difference in quality-adjusted life years gained resulted in probabilities exceeding 85% fo...

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