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Comparative Effectiveness of Nonoperative and Operative Treatments for Rotator Cuff Tears

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Three small comparative studies assessed augmentation, such as grafts or patches, in the repair of a rotator cuff tear. However, evidence was too limited to permit conclusions. Although older age, increasing tear size, and extent of preoperative symptoms were associated with recurrent tears in several studies, evidence regarding the relationship of patient or disease characteristics to prognosis was too limited to permit definitive conclusions.