, 2005) (n = 100) studied repairable non-traumatic full-thickness Bateman types 1 or 3 tears of the rotator cuff (i.e.1–5 cm). In this trial, an open RCR with non-absorbable braided No.3 Ethibond using modified Mason Allen sutures was compared to an open RCR with 1.0 mm absorbable polydioxane cord using modified Kessler sutures. No significant differences were found on the outcome rated as ‘good or excellent’ at 2-years follow-up. Also, no differences were found between the groups for re-tear of the rotator cuff on sonography and the Constant score >75. Another low-quality study (Gartsman and O’Connor, 2004) (n = 93) studied arthroscopic RCR with and without subacromial decompression
selleck products with an isolated repairable or a full-thickness supraspinatus tear. No differences between the groups on the American Shoulder and Elbow Score (ASES) were found at 12-months follow-up. Eight recent RCTs on surgery were found. A high-quality study (Milano et al., 2007) (n = 80) studied arthroscopic RCR with and without subacromial decompression. Similar to the results reported by Gartsman and O’Connor (2004), no significant differences between the groups were reported on the Constant score or the DASH score at 2-years follow-up. Another high-quality study (Mohtadi et al.,
2008) compared open to arthroscopic Regorafenib molecular weight acromioplasty with mini-open RCR in 62 patients with a full-thickness RotCuffTear. No significant differences between the groups were found at 3 and 6-months and 1 and 2-years follow-up on the ASES score, the Shoulder Rating Questionnaire (SRQ), or the Rotator Cuff-Quality of Life (RC-QOL) measure. A low-quality study (Grasso et al., 2009) studied Oxaprozin the effectiveness of arthroscopic full-thickness RCR with single-row versus double-row anchors in 80 patients. At follow-up (24.8 (1.4) mean (sd) months) no significant differences between the groups were found on the Constant Score, strength or the DASH. Another low-quality study (Franceschi
et al., 2007) (n = 60) also compared the effectiveness of arthroscopic single-row to double-row suture anchor repair of a full-thickness RotCuffTear. At 2-years follow-up no significant differences on the UCLA scores, rates of healing or MRI arthrography were found. A third high-quality study (Burks et al., 2009) (n = 40) that compared the effectiveness of single-row versus double-row anchors in full-thickness arthroscopic RCR did not find significant results between the groups either on the Constant Score, ASES, UCLA and strength 1 year after surgery. A high-quality study (Bigoni et al., 2009) (n = 50) studied side-to-side with permanent sutures (SS) versus tendon-to-bone fixation with 1 metal suture anchor loaded with double sutures (TB) in arthroscopic full-thickness supraspinatus tear repair. From the study it is not clear whether or not significant results on the Constant score and internal and external rotator peak torque were found at 3- and 6-months follow up.