Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair in patients younger than fifty years of age.

@article{Burns2008ArthroscopicRC,
  title={Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair in patients younger than fifty years of age.},
  author={Joseph P. Burns and Stephen J. Snyder},
  journal={Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={
          90-6
        }
}
Thirty-seven patients (41 shoulders) younger than 50 years of age (mean age, 43.7 years) underwent all-arthroscopic repairs of rotator cuff tears between 1994 and 2002. With a minimum 3-year follow-up (average 69 months, range 37-161 months), postoperative function was assessed by means of a UCLA scoring system, range of motion measurements, strength exam, and VAS pain score. Tears were categorized into 4 groups by type and size: partial undersurface tears, complete tears that were small (<1 cm… CONTINUE READING
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