Patients with preoperative fatty degeneration had worse outcomes after rotator cuff repair

Patients with preoperative fatty degeneration had worse outcomes after rotator cuff repair

Patients with large or massive rotator cuff tears who had intact tendons after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair experienced worse outcomes if they had preoperative fatty degeneration of the infraspinatus or subscapularis with Goutallier stage 2 or higher, according to results.

Patients with large or massive rotator cuff tears who had intact tendons after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair experienced worse outcomes if they had preoperative fatty degeneration of the infraspinatus or subscapularis with Goutallier stage 2 or higher, according to results.

Among 155 patients with large or massive rotator cuff tears who underwent arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, researchers assigned 55 patients to either an unsatisfactory group or satisfactory group based on their University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) score at final follow-up. The satisfactory group included 43 patients and the remaining patients were categorized in the unsatisfactory group.

Source: Healio

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