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Rev Bras Ortop. 2015 Feb 23;50(1):89-93. doi: 10.1016/j.rboe.2015.02.007. eCollection 2015 Jan-Feb.

Result from arthroscopic surgical treatment of renewed tearing of the rotator cuff of the shoulder.

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1
Orthopedic Hospital, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil ; Belo Horizonte Hospital, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil ; Lifecenter Hospital, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil.
2
Orthopedic Hospital, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil ; Lifecenter Hospital, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil.
3
Orthopedic Hospital, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil ; Belo Horizonte Hospital, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil.
4
Lifecenter Hospital, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil.

Abstract

in English, Portuguese

OBJECTIVES:

To evaluate function among patients with postoperative recurrence of rotator cuff injuries that was treated arthroscopically (case series) and compare this with function in patients without recurrence (control group); and to compare function among patients with recurrence of rotator cuff injuries that were greater than and smaller than 3 cm.

METHODS:

This was a retrospective evaluation of patients who underwent arthroscopic revision of rotator cuff injuries using the ASES, Constant & Murley and UCLA scores and a visual analog pain scale, in comparison with patients in a control group who underwent primary rotator cuff repair.

RESULTS:

The size of the rotator cuff injury recurrence had a statistically significant influence on the result from the arthroscopic surgical treatment. The functional scores showed worse results than those from the first procedure.

CONCLUSION:

Arthroscopic surgical treatment of renewed tearing of rotator cuff injuries showed worse functional scores than those from primary repair of the injury.

KEYWORDS:

Arthroscopy; Rotator cuff; Treatment failure

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