High-grade bursal-side partial rotator cuff tears: comparison of mid- and long-term results following arthroscopic repair after conversion to a full-thickness tear


Aydin N., Karaismailoglu B.

JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY AND RESEARCH, cilt.12, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 12
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1186/s13018-017-0619-7
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY AND RESEARCH

Özet

Background: Partial-thickness rotator cuff tears (PTRCTs) are one of the leading causes of shoulder dysfunction. Successful results have been reported with different treatment techniques, but the long-term consequences of these procedures are not yet clearly known. The purposes of this study were to evaluate and compare the mid-and long-term clinical outcomes of arthroscopically repaired bursal-side PTRCTs after conversion to full-thickness tears and identify the possible effects of age, gender, and hand dominance on clinical outcomes.