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Journal of the Korean Shoulder and Elbow Society 2002;5(1):55-62.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5397/CiSE.2002.5.1.055    Published online June 30, 2002.
Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair : Outcome of 1 to 4 years follow up
Jin-Young Park, M.D., Kyung-Tae Chung , M.D., Ye Meng, M.D. *, Hee-Gon Park, M.D.
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dankook University Hospital, Chonan, Korea Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Qingdao city Hospital, Qingdao, China*
관절경적 회전근 개 봉합술 : 1 - 4년 추시 결과
박진영, 정경태, 멍예, 박희곤
단국대학교 의과대학 정형외과학교실, 칭다오 시립병원 정형외과학교실*
Abstract
Purpose
: To compare and analyze the results of arthroscopic subacromial decompression and rotator cuff repair between partial rotator cuff tear and complete rotator cuff tear. Material and Methods : The authors studied 42 patients of rotator cuff tear with operation and followed over one year at Dankook university hospital from September, 1998 to March, 2001. The patient average age is 53 years and follow up period is 23 months (12-42months). We obtained 22 cases in the partial rotator cuff tear group and 20 cases in the complete rotator cuff tear group. In all cases, we used ASES methods to evaluated pain scale and function. Result : In the last follow up patients, the pain scale is decreased from 7.2 to 0.9 (ASES method : 34 to 91) in the partial rotator cuff tear group and from 7.6 to 1.2 (ASES method : 29 to 88) in the complete rotator cuff tear group, but there was no evidence of statistical difference between two groups (P>0.05). The range of motion after operation were increased in two groups. Excellent to good results were obtained 93% and 95% patients had pain relief and satisfied function. Conclusion : Arthroscopic subacromial decompression and arthroscopic rotator cuff repair showed good results for both of full-thickness and partial thickness rotator cuff tear patients in pain relief and improving the function.
Key Words: Shoulder, Rotator cuff, Partial thickness tear, Full thickness tear, Arthroscopy, Rotator cuff repair


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