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ACE Report #6697
Ace Report Cover Shoulder & Elbow

Early rehab vs. immobilization following rotator cuff repair


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

Immediate passive motion versus immobilization after supraspinatus tendon repair: a prospective randomized study

Orthop Traumatol Surg Res. 2012 Oct;98(6 Suppl):S131-8

Contributing Authors: J Arndt P Clavert P Mielcarek J Bouchaib N Meyer JF Kempf (SOFEC) French Society for Shoulder & Elbow

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Synopsis

100 patients undergoing arthroscopic rotator cuff repair were randomized to one of two postoperative protocols - early passive motion or immobilization for 6 weeks. Minimum follow-up on functional outcome was scheduled for 12 months, and patients underwent a minimum 6 month follow-up on Arthro-CT to assess tendon healing. Overall, range of motion and Constant scores were better in patient who unde...

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