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Mini-Open Rotator Cuff Repair Improved Quality of Life at 3 Months

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Sources of funding: Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation; Calgary Orthopaedic Research and Education Fund; Workers' Compensation Board-Alberta.
For correspondence: Dr. N. Mohtadi, University of Calgary Sport Medicine Centre, 2500 University Drive N.W., Calgary, Alberta N2N 1N4, Canada. E-mail address: mohtadi@ucalgary.ca
Disclosure: The author did not receive any outside funding or grants in support of his research for or preparation of this work. Neither he nor a member of his immediate family received payments or other benefits or a commitment or agreement to provide such benefits from a commercial entity.
Mohtadi NG, Hollinshead RM, Sasyniuk TM, Fletcher JA, Chan DS, Li FX. A Randomized Clinical Trial Comparing Open to Arthroscopic Acromioplasty with Mini-Open Rotator Cuff Repair for Full-Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears: Disease-Specific Quality of Life Outcome at an Average 2-Year Follow-up.
Am J Sports Med.
2008Jun;36:1043-51.

The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2009 Feb 01;91(2):494-494. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.9102.ebo2
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Question: In patients who have full-thickness rotator cuff tears and in whom nonsurgical treatment has failed, does standard open acromioplasty with rotator cuff repair or arthroscopic acromioplasty with mini-open rotator cuff repair lead to better quality of life?
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