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Comparative Effectiveness of Nonoperative and Operative Treatments for Rotator Cuff Tears

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Comparative Effectiveness of Operative Techniques for Rotator Cuff Tears

For all patient groups, regardless of technique, there were significant improvements in the postoperative functional, pain, and range-of-motion outcome measures when compared to preoperative scores. However, few of the techniques demonstrated clinically important differences between their respective groups on any of the postoperative measures; six studies comparing single-row vs. double-row repairs documented moderate evidence for statistical equivalence in function and cuff integrity. There was moderate evidence for no difference in cuff integrity between mattress locking and simple stitch. The evidence was too limited to make conclusions about the other techniques.