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Arthroscopic versus mini-open rotator cuff repair: a comparison of clinical outcome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16376228     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To compare the outcome of patients who underwent rotator cuff repair using all arthroscopic or mini-open repair techniques. TYPE OF STUDY: Retrospective comparative study. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 54 patients who underwent either mini-open or arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. Twenty-six patients underwent mini-open repair and 28 patients had arthroscopic repair. Follow-up averaged 33 months (range, 18 to 48 months) for the mini-open group and 19 months (range, 13 to 26 months) for the arthroscopic group. The patient groups were similar with regard to age, activity level, mechanisms of injury, associated findings at surgery, and tear size measured in square centimeters. The outcome for the 2 groups was evaluated using a modified American Shoulder and Elbow Society (ASES) score. Statistical analysis was performed using Pearson correlations and the Student t test. RESULTS: The tear size averaged 2.7 cm2 for the mini-open group and 2.0 cm2 for the arthroscopic group (P = .754). All patients showed significant improvement in their scores for pain, satisfaction, and function at the time of follow-up. The average preoperative and postoperative scores for the mini-open group were as follows: pain 17 and 27 (30 possible points), satisfaction 3 and 9 (10 possible points), function 32 and 53 (60 possible points), and total 52 and 89 (100 possible points) (P < .05). For patients who underwent arthroscopic repair, average preoperative and postoperative scores were as follows: pain 12 and 26, satisfaction 2 and 9, function 28 and 51, and total, 42 and 86 (P < .05). Improvement in scores within each group was significant, but the difference in total scores between the 2 techniques was not statistically significant. CONCLUSIONS: This study confirms that short-term results for arthroscopic and mini-open rotator cuff repair are similar and supports continued use of arthroscopic repair techniques. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Level III, retrospective comparative study.
Andreas M Sauerbrey; Charles L Getz; Marco Piancastelli; Joseph P Iannotti; Matthew L Ramsey; Gerald R Williams
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Evaluation Studies; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1526-3231     ISO Abbreviation:  Arthroscopy     Publication Date:  2005 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-12-26     Completed Date:  2006-03-20     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8506498     Medline TA:  Arthroscopy     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1415-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
Shoulder and Elbow Service, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Arthroscopy / methods*,  statistics & numerical data
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Patient Satisfaction
Postoperative Care
Recovery of Function
Retrospective Studies
Rotator Cuff / injuries,  surgery*
Severity of Illness Index
Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive
Treatment Outcome

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