ACE Report #5234
Ace Report Cover Shoulder & Elbow

Hyaluronate not effective as an anti-adhesive following arthroscopic rotator cuff repair

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Effectiveness of subacromial anti-adhesive agent injection after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair: prospective randomized comparison study

Clin Orthop Surg. 2011 Mar;3(1):55-61. doi: 10.4055/cios.2011.3.1.55. Epub 2011 Feb 15

Contributing Authors: CH Oh JH Oh SH Kim JH Cho JP Yoon JY Kim

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80 patients with partial or full-thickness rotator cuff tears were randomized to receive arthroscopic rotator cuff repair either with or without an injection of hyaluronate/carboxymethylated cellulose to evaluate the effects of this injection on pain, function and healing. Results indicated that there were no significant differences between groups in Visual Analog Scale (VAS) pain, range of motion...

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