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ACE Report #6545
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EFORT: Arthroscopic repair vs. decompression for rotator cuff tears in elderly patients

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

Rotative Cuff Tears After 70 Years: A Prospective, Randomized, Comparative Study Between Decompression And Arthroscopic Repair, About 154 Patients Aged 70 Years Or More

Contributing Authors: PH Flurin P Hardy

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This ACE Report is a summary of a conference presentation or abstract. The information provided has limited the ability to provide an accurate assessment of the risk of bias or the overall quality. Please interpret the results with caution as trials may be in progress and select results may have been presented.


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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