Functional outcome and health-related quality of life after surgical repair of full-thickness rotator cuff tear using a mini-open technique.

@article{Baysal2005FunctionalOA,
  title={Functional outcome and health-related quality of life after surgical repair of full-thickness rotator cuff tear using a mini-open technique.},
  author={Deniz Baysal and Robert A Balyk and David Otto and Charlene Luciak-Corea and Lauren A. Beaupr{\'e}},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={33 9},
  pages={1346-55}
}
BACKGROUND Rotator cuff tear, a common shoulder injury, can lead to shoulder pain and functional loss. HYPOTHESIS Surgical repair of full-thickness rotator cuff tears using the mini-open surgical technique will improve shoulder function and health-related quality of life. STUDY DESIGN Cohort study. Level of evidence, 2. METHODS Patients with a full… CONTINUE READING