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Surgery Was Superior to Physiotherapy for Small and Medium-Size Rotator Cuff Tears

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Source of funding: Southeastern Norwegian Regional Health Authorities.
For correspondence: Dr. S. Moosmayer, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Martina Hansen's Hospital, P.O.B. 23, 1306 Baerum Postterminal, Norway. E-mail address: st.moos@online.no
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Moosmayer  S,  Lund  G,  Seljom  U,  Svege  I,  Hennig  T,  Tariq  R,  Smith  H-J. Comparison Between Surgery And Physiotherapy in the Treatment of Small And Medium-Sized Tears of the Rotator Cuff: A Randomised Controlled Study of 103 Patients with One-Year Follow-up. J Bone Joint Surg Br.2010Jan;92:83-91.

J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2010 Aug 18;92(10):1997-1997. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.9210.ebo181
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In patients with small or medium-size rotator cuff tears, how do surgery and physiotherapy compare?
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