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Early motion versus sling immobilization after mini-open rotator cuff repair

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January 2016

Early motion versus sling immobilization after mini-open rotator cuff repair

Vol: 5| Issue: 1| Number:80| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Early mobilisation following mini-open rotator cuff repair: a randomised control trial

Bone Joint J. 2015 Sep;97-B(9):1257-63

Contributing Authors:
DM Sheps M Bouliane F Styles-Tripp LA Beaupre MK Saraswat C Luciak-Corea A Silveira R Glasgow R Balyk

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Synopsis

189 patients with a full-thickness rotator cuff tear and scheduled for mini-open repair were randomized to either early mobilization or 6-week sling immobilization postoperatively. The purpose of this study was to compare shoulder range of motion, pain, and disease-specific quality of life over a follow-up period of 24-months. The results demonstrated no significant differences between groups in o...

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