The long-term outcome of recurrent defects after rotator cuff repair Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Athletic Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff
  • Treatment Failure

abstract

  • At an average of 7.9 years, patients with recurrent defects after rotator cuff repair still had an improvement in terms of pain, function, and satisfaction. However, the rotator cuff defect significantly increased in size, and there was a progression of strength deficits. These findings suggest that patients with recurrent defects can remain asymptomatic over the long term but will predictably lose strength in the involved extremity. Furthermore, the study demonstrated that defects after rotator cuff repair increase in size but often remain asymptomatic.

publication date

  • January 2010

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/0363546509341654

PubMed ID

  • 19752204

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 35

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 38

number

  • 1