TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Richards, Robin R.
PUB. DATE
August 2010
SOURCE
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Aug2010, Vol. 92-A Issue 10, p1997
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
53494684

 

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