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Arthroscopic versus mini-open repair for full- and partial-thickness rotator cuff tears

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October 2014

Arthroscopic versus mini-open repair for full- and partial-thickness rotator cuff tears

Vol: 3| Issue: 10| Number:75| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Arthroscopic versus mini-open rotator cuff repair: a prospective, randomized study with 24-month follow-up

Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. 2014 Aug;24(6):845-50.

Contributing Authors:
Z Zhang B Gu W Zhu L Zhu Q Li

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Synopsis

125 patients with a rotator cuff tear were randomly assigned to arthroscopic or mini-open repair. This study aimed to compare the clinical and functional outcomes of both surgical procedures. Data demonstrated significantly improved outcomes for both techniques compared to pre-operative state, but no differences in outcome between the two. When considering patients only with full-thickness tears, ...

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