Functional outcome of arthroscopic rotator cuff repair

Orvosi Hetilap 04/2014; 155(16):620-6. DOI: 10.1556/OH.2014.29862
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Introduction:Functional outcome after rotator cuff reconstruction is influenced by several factors of which re-rupture is probably the most important. Aim: The aim of the study was to evaluate the postoperative outcome including re-rupture rate after arthroscopic rotator cuff reconstruction. Method: 23 shoulders of 22 patients were examined prospectively. Physical examination, ultrasound and radiography were performed. Quality of life and functional outcome were evaluated using Constant Score and Visual Analog Scale. Results: Excellent or good results were found in 80% of the patients. The Constant Score has increased from 45 to 79, and the level of pain decreased from 6.6 to 2.5. Full-thickness rotator cuff tear was absent, but partial tear occurred in 7 cases (30%). Average acromiohumeral distance in the operated side was 8.5 mm compared to 9.5 mm measured on the contralateral shoulder. Conclusions: Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair is a safe and reliable procedure that provides good results. Orv. Hetil., 2014, 155(16), 620-626.

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