Limited shoulder function is leading factor for rotator cuff surgery, research shows

ScienceDaily | 7/5/2018 | Staff
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"Among the many reasons patients in our study chose surgery, 81% reported a desired return to normal shoulder function," noted lead author Danielle Weekes, MD, from the Rothman Institute in Egg Harbor Township, NJ. "At six months post-operation, American Shoulder and Elbow Society (ASES) Scores in the group improved overall from 42.6 to 77, showing the patients' objectives were met."

The study enrolled 149 patients planning to undergo ARCR. A questionnaire was provided to determine influences on the surgery decision-making process. Other key factors leading to patients opting for repair included a surgeon recommendation...
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