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Prospective randomised comparison of arthroscopic versus mini-open rotator cuff repair of the supraspinatus tendon.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21533643     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to evaluate whether arthroscopic (ASC) repair of rotator cuff ruptures causes less postoperative pain and better range of motion (ROM) in the early postoperative period than a mini-open (MO) technique.
METHODS: Inclusion criteria were a rupture of the supraspinatus tendon with retraction with a maximum to the apex of the humeral head and minor fatty degeneration and atrophy of the muscle. Each group (n = 17) had similar demographics and preoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings (mean age 60.1 years, SD 8.8, range 43-71). The ASC group underwent double-row repair with resorbable anchors; the MO group received a transosseous repair. The postoperative rehabilitation was standardised and equivalent in both groups.
RESULTS: In the first week fewer nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) tablets were needed in the ASC group. Pain scores on the visual analogue scale were similar in the first three weeks; however, from week four to eight the MO group had less pain (p < 0.05). After six months, the Constant-Murley score and the ROM improved significantly (p < 0.05) in both groups without differences between the groups. Postoperative MRI revealed in three of 16 patients a discontinuity of the tendon in both groups; in the ASC group there were more patients (n = 9) with a thinning of the tendon compared to the MO group (n = 6).
CONCLUSIONS: There was less use of NSAIDs in the first postoperative week in the ASC group, indirectly indicating less pain, but higher pain scores in the later course (weeks four to eight) compared to the MO group. ROM, MRI findings and the scores were similar after six months, demonstrating that both techniques are equivalent regarding the outcome in this period.
Philip Kasten; Christoph Keil; Thomas Grieser; Patric Raiss; Nikolaus Streich; Markus Loew
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2011-04-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  International orthopaedics     Volume:  35     ISSN:  1432-5195     ISO Abbreviation:  Int Orthop     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-17     Completed Date:  2012-02-07     Revised Date:  2013-06-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7705431     Medline TA:  Int Orthop     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1663-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and Sports Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Carl-Gustav Carus University of Dresden, Fetscherstr. 74, 01307, Dresden, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal / therapeutic use
Arthroscopy / adverse effects,  methods*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Middle Aged
Pain, Postoperative / drug therapy,  etiology
Prospective Studies
Range of Motion, Articular
Rotator Cuff / pathology,  physiopathology,  surgery*
Shoulder Joint / pathology,  physiopathology,  surgery
Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive / adverse effects,  methods*
Tendon Injuries / drug therapy,  physiopathology,  surgery*
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal

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