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Comparative Effectiveness of Nonoperative and Operative Treatments for Rotator Cuff Tears

Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, No. 22

Research Team: , MPH, Project Coordinator, , BSc, , MD, , MLIS, , MSc, , BScN, , BEd, MA, and , BScPT, MSc. Clinical Investigators: , MD, FRCPC and , MD, MSc, FRCSC.1

1 University of Alberta Evidence-based Practice Center Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); .
Report No.: 10-EHC050-EF
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The objective of this review is to provide a comprehensive synthesis of the evidence examining the effectiveness of nonoperative and operative interventions for the treatment of rotator cuff tears. The report is intended for a broad audience, including professional societies developing clinical practice guidelines, patients and their care providers, as well as researchers conducting studies on treatments of this condition. Outcomes of interest include health-related quality of life, shoulder function, time to return to work, cuff integrity, pain, range of motion and strength of the shoulder.