Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair with and without acromioplasty in the treatment of full-thickness rotator cuff tears: a multicenter, randomized controlled trial.

@article{Macdonald2011ArthroscopicRC,
  title={Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair with and without acromioplasty in the treatment of full-thickness rotator cuff tears: a multicenter, randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Peter Benjamin Macdonald and Sheila Mcrae and Jeffrey L. Leiter and Randy Mascarenhas and Peter Lapner},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2011},
  volume={93 21},
  pages={
          1953-60
        }
}
BACKGROUND The primary objective of this prospective randomized controlled trial was to compare functional and quality-of-life indices and rates of revision surgery in arthroscopic rotator cuff repair with and without acromioplasty. METHODS Eighty-six patients consented and were randomly assigned intraoperatively to one of two study groups, and sixty-eight of them completed the study. The primary outcome was the Western Ontario Rotator Cuff (WORC) index. Secondary outcome measures included… CONTINUE READING
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