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Journal of the Korean Shoulder and Elbow Society 2003;6(2):161-166.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5397/CiSE.2003.6.2.161    Published online December 30, 2003.
Arthroscopic Repair of Full Thickness Rotator Cuff Tear
SangHun Ko, M.D., Ph. D., SungDo Cho, M.D., SukOo Ryu, M.D., Changyoul Gwak, M.D., Moon-Soo Park, M.D
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Ulsan University Hospital, University of Ulsan College of Medicine
회전근개 전층 파열에서 관절경 감시하의 봉합술
고상훈, 조성도, 류석우, 곽창열, 박문수
울산대학교 의과대학 정형외과학교실
Abstract
Purpose
To evaluate the usefulness of arthroscopic repair that was related with full thickness rotator cuff tear and assess clinical result. Materials and Methods: Twenthy-one cases of arthroscopically repaired full thickness tear of rotator cuffs were studied. Between October 1998 to July 2002 we have analysed 21 repairs of FTRCT, the average age 54(42~74) years old, mean follow-up was 24(12~41) months. We analyzed the results statistically by paired t-test. Results: Postoperative VAS of pain improved average 7.2 to 1.9, UCLA score improved 13.9 to 31.9, ADL improved 11.5 to 25.5 respectively(all, P<0.001). Eighty-seventh % of the patients showed excellent & good results at the final follow-up. The satisfied rate was 90.5%(19cases). Conclusions: Arthroscopic repair in full thickness rotator cuff tear is effective surgical methods.
Key Words: Shoulder, Full thickness rotator cuff tear, Arthroscopic repair


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