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What percentage of rotator cuff repairs fail?

What percentage of rotator cuff repairs fail?

Failure rates after arthroscopic repair of large and/or massive rotator cuff repairs have been reported to range from 34%-94% in various series[6,16-19]. Despite poor healing rates in patients with large and/or massive rotator cuff tears, functional outcomes have generally been reported to be good following repair.

How common is rotator cuff pain?

A rotator cuff tear is a common cause of pain and disability among adults. Each year, almost 2 million people in the United States visit their doctors because of a rotator cuff problem. A torn rotator cuff will weaken your shoulder.

What percentage of rotator cuff tears are supraspinatus?

2012) reported a single-tendon rate of 71% (supraspinatus). In contrast, we found larger tears and single-tendon tears in only 42% of our patients. The MOON Shoulder Group also reported a 2% rate for subscapularis involvement (compared with 63% in our study).

What is the most common rotator cuff injury?

The rotator cuff is a commonly injured area. The most common injuries are strains, tendinitis, and bursitis.

How big can a partial rotator cuff tear be?

Partial tears can be just 1 millimeter deep (only about 10 percent of a tendon), or can be 50 percent or deeper. When a radiologist looks at an MRI scan, he or she must make a judgment about the type of the rotator cuff changes. They must decide if the changes are tendinosis, a partial tear or a full tear.

Why do so many people have rotator cuff tears?

While some result from trauma, the vast majority of rotator cuff tears happen from simple wear and tear as we age. Why would the most important group of muscles in the shoulder fail, and when surgically repaired, do these repairs hold?

How often do rotator cuff tears require surgery?

Normally, about half of the shoulder injuries require surgery, so there is a great probability that you have torn your rotator cuff. Of the thousands and thousands of rotator cuff tears a year, most do not require surgery. The amount that does need surgery are serious, requiring an arthroscopic operation to repair the injury.

Are there any long term results from rotator cuff surgery?

A recent large review study doesn’t demonstrate much confidence in long term results, given arthroscopic rotator cuff surgery retear rates. So what exactly is the Rotator Cuff? The rotator cuff is a complex series of muscles around the shoulder that help to lift the arm and stabilize the ball in the socket.