Functional outcomes assessment in shoulder surgery.

  title={Functional outcomes assessment in shoulder surgery.},
  author={James Derek Wylie and James Thomas Beckmann and Erin K. Granger and Robert Zaray Tashjian},
  journal={World journal of orthopedics},
  volume={5 5},
The effective evaluation and management of orthopaedic conditions including shoulder disorders relies upon understanding the level of disability created by the disease process. Validated outcome measures are critical to the evaluation process. Traditionally, outcome measures have been physician derived objective evaluations including range of motion and radiologic evaluations. However, these measures can marginalize a patient's perception of their disability or outcome. As a result of these… CONTINUE READING