Comparative Effectiveness of Nonoperative and Operative Treatments for Rotator Cuff Tears
Managing Rotator Cuff Tears (2)
The rotator cuff may be surgically repaired by using an open, mini-open, or all-arthroscopic approach when nonoperative therapy fails or for certain patients with traumatic tears. Following operative interventions, various postoperative rehabilitation programs are used to restore range of motion, muscle strength, and function. Patients and clinicians face several decisional dilemmas, including whether to opt for early surgical intervention or if and when to forgo nonoperative treatment for operative intervention.
- 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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