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ACE Report #9352
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Porcine small intestine submucosa augmented versus non-augment open rotator cuff repair

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

A randomized clinical trial to compare the effectiveness of rotator cuff repair with or without augmentation using porcine small intestine submucosa for patients with moderate to large rotator cuff tears: a pilot study

J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2016 Oct;25(10):1623-33

Contributing Authors: D Bryant R Holtby K Willits R Litchfield D Drosdowech A Spouge D White G Guyatt

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62 patients with a rotator cuff tear were randomized to either augmented open repair with a porcine small intestine submucosa (SIS) graft or non-augmented open repair. The purpose of this pilot study was to evaluate if the SIS graft significantly reduced the incidence of retear over the first year of follow-up. Results demonstrated a non-significant difference between groups in the incidence of re...

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