Shoulder stiffness after rotator cuff repair: risk factors and influence on outcome.

@article{Chung2013ShoulderSA,
  title={Shoulder stiffness after rotator cuff repair: risk factors and influence on outcome.},
  author={Seok Won Chung and Cao Ba Huong and Sae Hoon Kim and Joo Han Oh},
  journal={Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association},
  year={2013},
  volume={29 2},
  pages={290-300}
}
PURPOSE The aims of this study were to determine the incidence of postoperative stiffness after rotator cuff repair and to evaluate postoperative stiffness with respect to its risk factors and its influence on outcome. METHODS We included 288 patients (mean age, 59.5 ± 8.4 years) who underwent surgical repair of full-thickness rotator cuff tears. Postoperative range of motion was measured serially 3 months, 6 months, and at least 1 year (mean, 22.8 ± 13.1 months) after surgery. Simultaneously… CONTINUE READING
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