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Comparative Effectiveness of Nonoperative and Operative Treatments for Rotator Cuff Tears

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Postoperative Rehabilitation Options for Rotator Cuff Tears

The postoperative rehabilitation comparisons studied in the 11 postoperative rehabilitation studies (10 comparative, 1 uncontrolled) are as follows: physical therapy with or without continuous passive motion; land-based therapy with or without aquatic therapy; inpatient vs. day-patient rehabilitation; home exercise program with or without individualized physical therapy programs; early progressive activation and then resistive exercises vs. early immobilization followed by delayed progressive resistive exercise; standardized vs. nonstandardized physical therapy programs; videotape vs. physical therapy home-exercise instruction.