Evolution of nonoperatively treated symptomatic isolated full-thickness supraspinatus tears
Sandro F Fucentese, Andreas L Von Roll, Christian W A Pfirrmann, Christian Gerber & Bernhard Jost
In a consecutive series of patients who had been offered repair of an isolated, symptomatic supraspinatus tear, the refusal of operative treatment resulted in surprisingly high clinical patient satisfaction and no increase of the average size of the rotator cuff tear 3.5 years after the recommendation of operative repair. This study confirms that the size of small rotator cuff tears does not invariably increase over a limited period of time. Distinguishing tears that will increase in size from those that will not needs further study.
|citation||Fucentese S F, von Roll A L, Pfirrmann C W A, Gerber C, Jost B. Evolution of nonoperatively treated symptomatic isolated full-thickness supraspinatus tears. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2012; 94:801-8.|
|type||journal paper/review (English)|
|date of publishing||2-5-2012|
|journal title||J Bone Joint Surg Am (94/9)|