045 A Review of Surgery for Rotator Cuff Tears

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By Erik Meira, Sandy Hilton, and Cory Blickenstaff. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

A recent Cochrane review looked at studies of people with rotator cuff tears comparing those who had surgery with those who did not. What do you think they found? Did surgery provide benefit? Is it OK to go without surgery in these cases? Sandy and Cory discuss these findings and provide their clinical commentary in this episode of Pain Science and Sensibility.

Surgery for rotator cuff tears. Karjalainen TV, Jain NB, Heikkinen J, Johnston RV, Page CM, Buchbinder R. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2019 Dec 9;12:CD013502. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD013502.

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