Arthroscopic repair of medium to large full-thickness rotator cuff tears: outcome at 2- to 6-year follow-up.
ABSTRACT Medium-term follow-up of arthroscopic rotator cuff repair was evaluated in 48 consecutive arthroscopic repairs of medium to large rotator cuff tears. Mean rotator cuff tear size was 2.4 cm (range, 2-4 cm), mean age at surgery was 57.6 years (range, 38-80 years), and mean follow-up was 39 months (range, 24-66 months). Mean University of California at Los Angeles End-Result Scores were 17.2 preoperatively and 33.7 postoperatively (P <.001). American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons mean scores were 42.2 and 94.9, respectively. There were no complications requiring reoperation. There were 35 excellent, 11 good, 2 fair, and no poor results; however, 1 patient had clinical evidence of a failed repair. Forty-four of 45 patients (47/48 repairs) were satisfied with their results.
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ABSTRACT: Background The present study aimed to determine how repair technique influenced structural and clinical outcomes at 5 years post-surgery.Shoulder & Elbow 01/2015; DOI:10.1177/1758573215581775
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ABSTRACT: Objective: The aim of the study was to investigate the effects of the early initiation of passive and active range of motion exercises following arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. Methods: The study included 40 patients who underwent arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. Patients were quasi-randomly assigned into accelerated (ACCEL) protocol (n=19) and slow (SLOW) protocol (n=21) groups. Patients in both groups were treated with the same protocol. Active range of motion was begun at the 3rd week in the ACCEL group and the 6th week in the SLOW group. Range of motion was recorded at postoperative weeks 3, 5, 8, 12, and 24. Results: While active range of motion for all measurements improved across weeks, there were no differences between groups, with the exception of active total elevation which was greater at all time point measurements in the ACCEL group (p<0.05). Conclusion: The early initiation of passive and gentle controlled active motion exercise following rotator cuff repairs does not appear to affect range of motion in the first 6 postoperative months.01/2014; 48(6-6):648-654.