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Instructional Course Lectures, The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons - The Treatment of Stiffness of the Shoulder after Repair of the Rotator Cuff*†
JON J. P. WARNER, M.D.‡; PATRICK E. GREIS, M.D.‡, PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA
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An Instructional Course Lecture, The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 1997 Aug 01;79(8):1260-9
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Repair of the rotator cuff usually eliminates pain and improves the over-all function of the shoulder. Good function of the shoulder depends on the patient regaining a nearly normal passive and active range of motion with sufficient strength to perform activities of daily living, work, and sports13. Failure of procedures for repair of the rotator cuff usually is ascribed to disruption of the repair itself and may be associated with both pain and loss of active motion. However, loss of motion may occur with or without disruption of the repair and may be due to postoperative adhesions and actual capsular contracture.
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