Arthroscopic subacromial decompression in the treatment of full-thickness rotator cuff tears.

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Arthroscopic subacromial decompression has become an accepted treatment for patients with impingement syndrome; however, its use for full-thickness rotator cuff tears is controversial. We observed 25 patients with full-thickness rotator cuff tears treated by arthroscopic subacromial decompression and cuff debridement alone with a minimum of 1 year follow-up… (More)

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@article{Levy1991ArthroscopicSD, title={Arthroscopic subacromial decompression in the treatment of full-thickness rotator cuff tears.}, author={Howard J Levy and Rob D. Gardner and Lawrence J Lemak}, journal={Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association}, year={1991}, volume={7 1}, pages={8-13} }