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Meta-analysis
ACE Report #6838
Ace Report Cover Shoulder & Elbow

Early passive motion improves shoulder flexion following arthroscopic rotator cuff repair


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

Early Passive Motion Versus Immobilization After Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair

Arthroscopy. 2014 Aug;30(8):997-1005

Contributing Authors: JC Riboh GE Garrigues

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Synopsis

This meta-analysis included 5 level II randomized control trials that compared early passive motion to sling immobilization following arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. The aim of this study was to analyze retear rates and range of motion between groups. Results from this analysis indicated that early passive motion significantly improves shoulder flexion at 3, 6, and 12 months postoperatively, whi...

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