Monday, December 30, 2013

Failure of healing of cuff repair and its effect on the clinical outcome

There is substantial evidence that many cuff repair surgeries fail to achieve durable reattachment of the tendon to bone. Interestingly many of the shoulders having failed cuff repairs are improved after surgery making us wonder if a smooth and move surgery might have achieved a similar result in these cases without putting the patient through the additional risk, cost and period of inactivity associated with a cuff repair attempt.

Rotator cuff repair - does healing of the tendon matter in the clinical result?

Small supraspinatus tears repaired by arthroscopy: are clinical results influenced by the integrity of the cuff after two years? Functional and anatomic results of forty-six consecutive cases. JSES

Failure With Continuity in Rotator Cuff Repair "Healing"

Pattern and time phase of shoulder function and power recovery after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. JSES

A Comparison of Outcomes After Arthroscopic Repair of Partial Versus Small or Medium-Sized Full-Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears - JBJS

Does Open Repair of Anterosuperior Rotator Cuff Tear Prevent Muscular Atrophy and Fatty Infiltration? CORR

Rotator Cuff Integrity Correlates With Clinical and Functional Results at a Minimum 16 Years After Open Repair. CORR

Functional outcomes and structural integrity after double-pulley suture bridge rotator cuff repair using serial ultrasonographic examination JSES

Intraoperative Determinants of Rotator Cuff Repair Integrity

Rotator cuff repair - age and tear retraction

Failure with continuity in rotator cuff repair "healing"

Rotator cuff repair - post operative ultrasound

Rotator cuff repair outcomes

Failed Repairs of Large or Massive Rotator Cuff Tears

Failure of rotator cuff repair, when does it happen and what difference does it make?

Rotator cuff repair healing and clinical result of rotator cuff 'repair' - is there a relationship?

single row vs. double row rotator cuff repairs - a meta-analysis

Effect of rehabilitation

Single vs double row

High retear rate with single and double row repairs

Fate of failed repairs

26% retear rate, the patient factors in clinical outcome

Rotator cuff repair - does it matter if it works?

High retear rates

Retears and clinical outcomes

Does rotator cuff repair integrity influence clinical outcome?


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