The effect of comorbidity on self-assessed function in patients with a chronic rotator cuff tear.

@article{Tashjian2004TheEO,
  title={The effect of comorbidity on self-assessed function in patients with a chronic rotator cuff tear.},
  author={Robert Zaray Tashjian and R Frank Henn and Lana Kang and Andrew Green},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2004},
  volume={86-A 2},
  pages={355-62}
}
BACKGROUND The results of preoperative assessment of factors that might affect the outcome of orthopaedic surgery have rarely been studied. In this study, we evaluated the relationship between the number of medical comorbidities and the preoperative performance on outcome assessment tools in patients with a chronic rotator cuff tear. METHODS One-hundred and ninety-nine patients (206 shoulders) with a chronic rotator cuff tear who were treated with surgery were evaluated preoperatively with a… CONTINUE READING