Surgical repair of the rotator cuff and surrounding tissues. Factors influencing the results.

@article{Bjrkenheim1988SurgicalRO,
  title={Surgical repair of the rotator cuff and surrounding tissues. Factors influencing the results.},
  author={J M Bj{\"o}rkenheim and Pekka Paavolainen and Juhani Ahovuo and P{\"a}r Sl{\"a}tis},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={1988},
  volume={236},
  pages={148-53}
}
The surgical pathology and clinical results of 78 reconstructions of chronic rotator cuff tears were reviewed retrospectively. The predominant complaint preoperatively was chronic pain with impaired shoulder function, resistant to repeated conservative treatment. Results according to a functional assessment were excellent or satisfactory in 71% of the patients, unsatisfactory in 12%, and failed in 17%. Relief of pain including night pain and pain with activity was obtained. Surgery should… CONTINUE READING

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