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Comparative Effectiveness of Nonoperative and Operative Treatments for Rotator Cuff Tears

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Comparative Effectiveness of Postoperative Rehabilitation for Rotator Cuff Tears

Three studies compared continuous passive motion with physical therapy vs. physical therapy alone. These three studies provided moderate evidence of no clinically important or statistically significant difference in function, but there was some evidence for earlier return to work with continuous passive motion. Overall, there was not enough quality evidence to determine the optimal postoperative rehabilitation protocol.