EFORT: Arthroscopic repair vs. decompression for rotator cuff tears in elderly patients
Rotative Cuff Tears After 70 Years: A Prospective, Randomized, Comparative Study Between Decompression And Arthroscopic Repair, About 154 Patients Aged 70 Years Or More
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154 patients (>70 years of age) with a full thickness supraspinatus tear were randomly assigned into one of two groups to compare the effectiveness of decompression and arthroscopic repair. The results of the study indicated that both interventions led to significant improvements in function and pain by 1 year follow up, but that repair led to significantly greater improvements than decompression....
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