Evaluation of Short Term Functional Outcome of Rotator Cuff Repair in Indian Population

Author(s): Manit Arora, Yogesh Soni

Background: Rotator cuff tears are increasing due to an ageing Indian population. Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair (RCR) is the most opted method for surgical management of such injuries. Superiority of double row versus single row repairs has been proven by the studies done in the past. The present study aims to determine short term functional outcome of arthroscopic RCR in the Indian population.

Method: A total of 45 patients with double row RCR were studied over a 6 month period using UCLA and Constant scores at regular intervals of 6 weeks, 3 months and 6 months.

Results: The findings show significant improvement of both scores at each follow-up and compared to baseline. Additionally males have a faster initial recovery than females with outcomes similar at 6 months postoperatively. No significant difference of outcome in male or female patients. In our study 3 patients with postoperative stiffness were put into aggressive rehabilitation.

 Conclusion: The study adds to data for Indian patients and is comparable to international data on functional outcomes of RCR.

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