The effect of surgery for rotator cuff disease on general health status. Results of a prospective trial.

@article{McKee2000TheEO,
  title={The effect of surgery for rotator cuff disease on general health status. Results of a prospective trial.},
  author={Michael D. McKee and Daniel J. Yoo},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2000},
  volume={82-A 7},
  pages={970-9}
}
BACKGROUND Previous studies of the effect of rotator cuff surgery have concentrated on limb-specific or surgeon-based outcome criteria. We conducted a prospective trial to determine the effect of surgery for rotator cuff disease on general health status. METHODS Seventy-one patients (fifty of whom were men and twenty-one of whom were women) with a mean age of 56.1 years were enrolled in the study. In addition to routine clinical and radiographic evaluation, all patients completed the Short… CONTINUE READING

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