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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 44-47

Outcome of rotator cuff repair surgery: A local study

Department of Orthopedic, College of Medicine, King Faisal University, Hofuf, Saudi Arabia

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Dr. Ali Alsakkak
Alhasa Hufof, Salman Alfarsi Street, King Fahd District
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/sjsm.sjsm_23_20

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Background: Rotator cuff disease (RCD) is one among the various contributing causes of shoulder pain and results in weakness, restricting shoulder range of motion and impacting patient's quality of live negatively. Over decades, RCD has been one of the most common encountered conditions in orthopedic clinics and treated by upper-extremity surgeons. Purpose: The purpose of the study is to identify patients diagnosed with RCD and to compare the clinical outcome of the pain score with functional impairment of shoulder pre- and post-operatively. Study Design: This was a prospective cohort study. Methods: A total of 44 patients who had undergone or would undergo surgical repair for rotator cuff (RC) tear in 6-month period were identified and enrolled in this study. Patients who refused to participate and those who had fracture in shoulder girdle were excluded from the study. Clinical evaluation of rotator cuff tear was done using a prevalidated data collection tool which is Oxford shoulder score (OSS) through structured interview in orthopedic clinic and the oss score was measured pre- and post-operatively. Results: Forty-four patients with RCD were included in this study. The mean age was 52.91 ± 7.562 years and 55.7% of them were males. OSS was applied before and after the surgery. The lower the score means the higher the level of pain and activity restriction. We found a great and significant increase in the score after the surgery (45.56) compared to the score before the surgery (11.18). Conclusion: Surgical repair of RC tear produced satisfactory clinical outcomes in reducing pain and improving the overall condition.

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