Comparative Effectiveness of Nonoperative and Operative Treatments for Rotator Cuff Tears
Incidence of Rotator Cuff Tears
Rotator cuff (RC) tears can occur because of traumatic injury or degeneration. Incidence of RC tears is related to increasing age. Fifty-four percent of patients >60 years of age have a partial or complete RC tear when compared with 4 percent of adults <40 years of age. RC tears may be asymptomatic or cause significant pain, weakness, and limitation of motion.
- Seida J, Schouten JR, Mousavi SS, et al. Comparative Effectiveness of Nonoperative and Operative Treatments for Rotator Cuff Tears, Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 22 (Prepared by University of Alberta Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-02-0023). Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; July 2010. AHRQ Publication No. 10-EHC050.
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