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ACE Report #8939
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Accelerated rehabilitation after double- vs. single-row rotator cuff repair


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Double-Row Repair Lowers the Retear Risk After Accelerated Rehabilitation

Am J Sports Med. 2016 Apr;44(4):948-56

Contributing Authors: F Franceschi R Papalia E Franceschetti A Palumbo A Del Buono M Paciotti N Maffulli V Denaro

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Synopsis

58 patients with rotator cuff tear and deemed high-risk for postoperative stiffness following arthroscopic repair were randomized to double-row or single-row repair. All patients were managed postoperatively with an accelerated rehabilitation protocol. Patients were followed for 2 years postoperatively, and assessed using the modified University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) shoulder function ...

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