Arthroscopic versus mini-open rotator cuff repair: a comprehensive review and meta-analysis.

@article{Morse2008ArthroscopicVM,
  title={Arthroscopic versus mini-open rotator cuff repair: a comprehensive review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Kenneth R. Morse and A David Davis and Robert Afra and Elizabeth Krall Kaye and Anthony A. Schepsis and Ilya Voloshin},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={36 9},
  pages={1824-8}
}
BACKGROUND Controversy remains regarding the results of all arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs compared with the mini-open approach. The purpose of this study was to perform a comprehensive literature search and meta-analysis of clinical trials comparing the results of arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs and mini-open rotator cuff repairs. HYPOTHESIS There is no difference between the clinical results obtained from all arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs compared with mini-open repairs. STUDY… CONTINUE READING

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