Effectiveness of open and arthroscopic rotator cuff repair (UKUFF): a randomised controlled trial.

  title={Effectiveness of open and arthroscopic rotator cuff repair (UKUFF): a randomised controlled trial.},
  author={Andrew J. Carr and Cyrus Cooper and Marion K. Campbell and Jonathan L. Rees and Jane Moser and David J. Beard and Ray Fitzpatrick and Alastair Gray and Jill Dawson and J A Murphy and Hanne Bruhn and David Cooper and Craig R. Ramsay},
  journal={The bone \& joint journal},
  volume={99-B 1},
AIMS The appropriate management for patients with a degenerative tear of the rotator cuff remains controversial, but operative treatment, particularly arthroscopic surgery, is increasingly being used. [] Key MethodPATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 273 patients were recruited to a randomised comparison trial (136 to arthroscopic surgery and 137 to open surgery) from 19 teaching and general hospitals in the United Kingdom. The surgeons used their usual preferred method of repair.

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