Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair with and without subacromial decompression: a prospective randomized study

Giuseppe Milano, Laura Deriu, Carlo Fabbriciani, Andrea Grasso, Matteo Salvatore, D Zarelli

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Abstract

Purpose: Our purpose was to evaluate the role of subacromial decompression in the arthroscopic repair of full-thickness rotator cuff tears in a prospective randomized clinical study. Methods: Arthroscopic cuff repair was performed in 80 patients with a full-thickness rotator cuff tear. They were divided into 2 groups comprising 40 patients each. In group 1 arthroscopic rotator cuff repair was performed with subacromial decompression. In group 2 the repair was performed without decompression. Rotator cuff tears were repaired via metal suture anchors for tendon-to-bone repair, side-to-side repair, or a combination of the 2 techniques. Results were evaluated by use of the Constant score normalized for age and gender, as well as the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) and Work-DASH self-administered questionnaires. On analyzing the results at 2 years’ follow-up, we considered the following independent variables: age; gender; dominance; location, shape, area, retraction, and reducibility of cuff tear; fatty degeneration; involvement of subscapularis tendon; treatment of biceps tendon; rotator cuff repair technique; and type of acromion. A univariate and multivariate statistical analysis was performed to determine which variables were independently associated with the outcome. Results: Comparison between the groups did not show significant differences for each variable considered. The overall results for the Constant score were 103.6 points in group 1 and 96.1 points in group 2; those for the DASH score were 18.2 points and 23.1 points, respectively; and those for the Work-DASH score were 23.7 points and 26.2 points, respectively. Univariate and multivariate analysis showed that the following variables significantly and independently influenced the outcome: age; shape, retraction, and reducibility of cuff tear; fatty degeneration; involvement of subscapularis; and repair technique. Subacromial decompression did not influence the outcome significantly for each scoring system considered. Conclusions: At short-term follow-up, subacromial decompression did not seem to significantly affect the outcome of arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. Longer follow-up studies will be necessary to confirm the clinical relevance of these observations.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)81-88
Numero di pagine8
RivistaARTHROSCOPY
Volume23
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2007

Keywords

  • Arthroscopy
  • Bursa, Synovial
  • Decompression, Surgical
  • Rotator Cuff

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