Comparative Effectiveness of Nonoperative and Operative Treatments for Rotator Cuff Tears
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).
Keywords: comparative effectiveness | functional outcomes | nonoperative | operative | rotator cuff tear | conclusions
- Seida J, Schouten JR, Mousavi SS, et al. Comparative Effectiveness of Nonoperative and Operative Treatments for Rotator Cuff Tears, Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 22 (Prepared by University of Alberta Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-02-0023). Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; July 2010. AHRQ Publication No. 10-EHC050.
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