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A large population suffers from rotator cuff tendon problems. Research shows that 13% of people over the age of 50 and up to 50% of people over the age of 80 will have rotator cuff pathology. What are the factors that help you determine whether a patient will get better after surgery? In today’s episode of Mentoring Minutes, Dr. Michael Wong will be discussing prognostic factors for successful recovery after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair!
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Fermont AJ, Wolterbeek N, Wessel RN, Baeyens JP, de Bie RA. Prognostic factors for recovery after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair: a prognostic study. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2015 Aug;24(8):1249-56. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2015.04.013. PubMed PMID: 26189806.
A systematic review found that there are many factors that will determine who will do better with surgery: demographic, clinical, cuff integrity, and surgical procedure.