Does obesity affect early outcome of rotator cuff repair?

  title={Does obesity affect early outcome of rotator cuff repair?},
  author={Surena Namdari and Keith Baldwin and David Glaser and Andrew Green},
  journal={Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery},
  volume={19 8},
BACKGROUND Obesity is linked to major health conditions and poor surgical outcomes. The impact of obesity on self-perceived outcome after rotator cuff repair (RCR) is unclear. MATERIALS AND METHODS We studied 154 patients who underwent RCR. Obesity was considered a body mass index (BMI) greater than 30. Preoperative and postoperative evaluations included the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH), Simple Shoulder Test, and visual analog scales for pain, function, and quality of… CONTINUE READING