Outcomes After Repair of Acute Rotator Cuff Tears (HBStud2)
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Few studies are considering acute traumatic rotator cuff tears in previously asymptomatic patients. The purpose of the current study was to investigate if delay of surgery, age at repair and the number of cuff tendons involved affected the structural and clinical outcomes.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
42 Years to 83 Years (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
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A retrospective review of our computerized database identified 49 patients repaired at our institution between May 2004 until May 2009 due to acute traumatic rotator cuff tears. 42 patients who fulfilled the inclusion criteria, were willing to participate in a follow-up evaluation after written and oral informed consent.
significant trauma to the shoulder
sudden onset of symptoms
asymptomatic in the shoulder before trauma
pseudoparalysis in the shoulder after trauma
full thickness rotator cuff tear of at least one tendon
patients with previous or gradual onset of symptoms in the traumatised shoulder