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Table 1 Publications considering rotator cuff repair using various versions of UCLA Shoulder Rating Scale and Constant Score and different cut-off points to translate the score into a qualification.

From: Validation of the western ontario rotator cuff index in patients with arthroscopic rotator cuff repair: A study protocol

Article Study population Score Translation to quality Result
Tauro 1998[4] 53 arthroscopic RC repair Modified UCLA Good: 36-40
Excellent: 41-45
92% good/excellent
Gartsman 1998[10] 73 arthroscopic RC repair UCLA
Constant
Patient satisfaction as
item of the UCLA
ASES
SF-36
UCLA:
Poor: 0-20
Fair: 21-27
Good: 28-33
Excellent: 34-35
UCLA: 84% good/excellent
Satisfaction: 90% good/excellent
Burkhart 2001[8] 59 arthroscopic RC repair Modified UCLA Poor: < 29
Good: 29-33
Excellent: 34-35
95% good/excellent
Wolf 2004[5] 95 arthroscopic RC repair Modified UCLA Poor: 0-20
Fair: 21-27
Good: 28-33
Excellent: 34-35
94% good/excellent
Iannotti 1996[11] 46 open RC repair Adjusted Constant Score
pain and function
questionnaire
Poor: < 70
Fair: 70-79
Good: 80-89
Excellent: 90-100
88% good/excellent
Lam 2004[12] 69 open repair massive RC tears Constant Score
Oxford Shoulder
Questionnaire
Poor: < = 50
Fair: 51-65
Good: 66-80
Excellent: > = 81
Constant: 44% good/excellent
Boileau 2005[1] 65 arthroscopic RC repair Adjusted Constant Score
UCLA
MRI
No translation described Constant: 92% good/excellent