Rotator Cuff Nonoperative Management - Rob Sneath 14/11/2000

Nonoperative Management of Rotator Cuff Tears

Brief

Tempelhof Hamburg, Germany J Shoulder Elbow Surg 1999

Authors

S. Tempelhof, S. Rupp and R Seil

Title

Age-related prevalence of rotator cuff tears in asymptomatic shoulders

Reference

J Shoulder Elbow Surg 1999;8(4):296-299

Summary

Prospective clinical and ultrasonographic study of 411 volunteers. 23% of all subjects had a tear and 51% of over 80's

Critique

A well thought out study making an important point

Brief

Wirth San Antonio, Texas Orthop Clin North Am 1997

Authors

A. Wirth, C. Basamania and C. Rockwood, Jr

Title

Nonoperative management of full-thickness tears of the rotator cuff

Reference

Orthop Clin North Am 1997;28(1):59-67

Summary

60 patients with full thickness tears. Good results with the UCLA shoulder scoring system.

Critique

Explains their rehab programme in detail. Brief material and methods section. Another American paper reporting excellent results compared to others



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