Do outcomes differ after rotator cuff repair for patients receiving workers' compensation?

@article{Balyk2008DoOD,
  title={Do outcomes differ after rotator cuff repair for patients receiving workers' compensation?},
  author={Robert A Balyk and Charlene Luciak-Corea and David G. Otto and Deniz W. Baysal and Lauren A. Beaupre},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2008},
  volume={466 12},
  pages={
          3025-33
        }
}
UNLABELLED Comparisons of outcomes after rotator cuff repair between Worker's Compensation Board (WCB) recipients and nonrecipients generally do not consider patient, injury, and shoulder characteristics. We compared preoperative differences between WCB recipients and nonrecipients and determined the impact on their 6-month postoperative outcome. We evaluated a prospective cohort of 141 patients with full-thickness rotator cuff tears, 36 of whom (26%) were WCB recipients, preoperatively and 3… CONTINUE READING
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