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ACE Report #6260
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Open vs. arthroscopic repair after anterior shoulder instability with disease-specific QOL


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:1

A randomized clinical trial comparing open and arthroscopic stabilization for recurrent traumatic anterior shoulder instability: two-year follow-up with disease-specific quality-of-life outcomes

J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Mar 5;96(5):353-60

Contributing Authors: NG Mohtadi DS Chan RM Hollinshead RS Boorman LA Hiemstra IK Lo HN Hannaford J Fredine TM Sasyniuk EO Paolucci

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Synopsis

196 patients with recurrent traumatic anterior shoulder instability were randomized to undergo open or arthroscopic repair to compare differences in disease-specific quality of life and recurrent instability over a period of two years. The results from this trial indicate that both procedures provided a significant improvement in disease-specific quality of life, with not differences between group...

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