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Comparative Effectiveness of Nonoperative and Operative Treatments for Rotator Cuff Tears

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Summary of Conclusions (2)

There was moderate evidence that functional outcomes were similar for open vs. mini-open repair; mini-open vs. arthroscopic repair; open or mini-open vs. arthroscopic repair; and arthroscopic repair with or without acromioplasty. However, exceptions were: Mini-open vs. open repair: Patients may return to work or sports approximately 1 month earlier if they have a mini-open repair (p < 0.00001); Open repair vs. open or arthroscopic debridement: Open repair results in greater improvement in functional outcomes than does arthroscopic or open debridement (p ≤ 0.03).