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Comparison of the subjective shoulder value and the Constant score.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18061114     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the subjective shoulder value (SSV) and to compare it with the Constant score (CS). The SSV is defined as a patient's subjective shoulder assessment expressed as a percentage of an entirely normal shoulder, which would score 100%. Patients who underwent operative treatment for rotator cuff repair (n = 247), arthroplasty (n = 83), or stabilization for recurrent anterior instability (n = 111) were included in this study. Correlation between the SSV and CS was highest postoperatively and was higher in the rotator cuff group (0.80) than in the osteoarthritis (0.69) and instability (0.61) groups. The relative CS could reliably predict the variance in the SSV in patients with rotator cuff tears (54%) and osteoarthritis (41%) and, to a lesser extent, in instability patients (23%). The SSV is an easily administered, responsive, and valid measure of shoulder function. The SSV may offer an improvement over the CS in assessing shoulder instability patients, as the CS may overestimate the results of these patients.
Michael K Gilbart; Christian Gerber
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Evaluation Studies; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery / American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons ... [et al.]     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1532-6500     ISO Abbreviation:  J Shoulder Elbow Surg     Publication Date:    2007 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-12-06     Completed Date:  2008-01-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9206499     Medline TA:  J Shoulder Elbow Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  717-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Zürich, Switzerland.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Joint Diseases / classification*,  surgery
Joint Instability / surgery
Middle Aged
Osteoarthritis / surgery
Reproducibility of Results
Rotator Cuff / surgery
Severity of Illness Index*
Shoulder Joint / pathology*,  surgery*
Treatment Outcome

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