Michael A Caughey

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BACKGROUND The New Zealand Rotator Cuff Registry is a multicentre, nationwide prospective study of rotator cuff repairs established in March 2009. METHODS A total of 1383 rotator cuff repairs were included in this study, all with completed baseline Flex-SF scores, pain scores and standardized operative forms. RESULTS Increasing tear size and tear(More)
AIM The role of acromioplasty with rotator cuff repair remains unclear. This study aims to test the null hypothesis-that acromioplasty in conjunction with rotator cuff repair has no effect on improvement in pain or shoulder function at two years follow up. METHODS Data was obtained from a collaborative nationwide project between March 2009 and December(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare objective measures of strength and subjective functional outcomes in complete distal pectoralis major tears treated either surgically or non-surgically. METHODS Twenty two pectoralis major tears were included in 21 patients. Ten were surgically repaired and 12 were managed non-surgically. Patients completed a standard questionnaire,(More)
BACKGROUND The New Zealand Rotator Cuff Registry was established in 2009 to collect prospective functional, pain and outcome data on patients undergoing rotator cuff repair (RCR). METHODS Information collected included an operation day technical questionnaire completed by the surgeon and Flex Shoulder Function (SF) functional and pain scores(More)
BACKGROUND This study is a collation of baseline demographic characteristics of those presenting for rotator cuff repair in New Zealand, and exploration of associations with preoperative function and pain. Data were obtained from the New Zealand Rotator Cuff Registry; a multicentre, nationwide prospective cohort of rotator cuff repairs undertaken from 1(More)
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