Subacromial Balloon Spacer for Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears
Subacromial balloon spacer for irreparable rotator cuff tears of the shoulder (START:REACTS): a group-sequential, double-blind, multicentre randomised controlled trialLancet. 2022 Apr 21;S0140-6736(22)00652-3.
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117 patients with irreparable rotator cuff tears were randomized to receive debridment plus the insertion of a subacromial balloon spacer (n=56) or debridement only (n=61). The primary outcome of interest was the Oxford Shoulder Score (OSS) at 12 months. Secondary outcomes of interest included the Constant Shoulder Score, range of motion in flexion and abduction, the Western Ontario Rotator Cuff (...
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