Surgery Was Superior to Physiotherapy for Small and Medium-Size Rotator Cuff Tears

Richards, Robin R.
August 2010
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Aug2010, Vol. 92-A Issue 10, p1997
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the study differentiating surgery and physiotherapy in patients with small or medium-size rotator cuff tears. It is inferred that a one-year outcome is better after surgery than after physiotherapy in cases wherein patients have small or medium-size rotator cuff tears. A commentary is also offered which argues that the study differs from previous studies in terms of the rigor of the imaging analysis and the definition of the extent of pathology.


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