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Table 1 Descriptive data of 122 patients (partial repair vs. complete repair)

From: Relationship between clinical and surgical findings and reparability of large and massive rotator cuff tears: a longitudinal study

Variables Partial repair (73) Full repair (49) Statistics*
Age (years) 67, SD = 9 (40-90 y) 64, SD = 9 (41-83 y) p = 0.09
Symptom duration (months) 42, SD = 61 50, SD = 58 p = 0.49
Comorbidity (0-52) 3.93, SD = 2 4.04, SD = 2 P = 0.80
Smoker 5 (7%) 3 (6%) p = 1.00
Sex    
Male 48 (66%) 33 (67%) p = 0.86
Female 25 (34%) 16 (33%)
Dominant side    
L 2 (3%) 1 (2%) P = 0.83
R 71 (97%) 48 (98%)
Affected side    
L 21 (29%) 12 (23%) P = 0.52
R 52 (71%) 37 (77%)
Mechanism of injury    
Traumatic 22 (30%) 11 (22%) P = 0.41
Non-traumatic 51 (70%) 38 (78%)
Work-related injury 9 (12%) 6 (12%) p = 0.99
Night pain 48 (65%) 32 (48%) p = 0.96
Tear size    
Large 47 (64%) 39 (80%) p = 0.07
Massive 26 (36%) 10 (20%)
Largest dimension (cm) 4.43, SD = 0.87 3.96, SD = 0.90 p = 0.002
Tear shape    
Crescent 6 (8%) 20 (41%) p < 0.0001
L-shaped 8 (11%) 18 (36%)
U-shaped 59 (81%) 11 (22%)
Tendon quality    
Good 6 (8%) 20 (41%) p < 0.0001
Fair 59 (81%) 28 (57%)
Poor 8 (11%) 1 (0.2%)
Biceps pathology    
Full rupture 22 (30%) 15 (31%) P = 0.98
Partial rupture 30 (41%) 20 (41)
Subluxed/dislocated 4 (5%) 3 (6%)
Associated surgeries    
Lat clavicle resection 29 (53%) 26 (53%) p = 0.19
Biceps tenodesis 9 (12%) 5 (10%) p = 0.78
Biceps tenotomy 2 (3%) 2 (4%) p = 1.00
Debridement for OA 8 (11%) 2 (4%) p = 0.31
  1. *Fisher’s Exact Test or chi-square statistics were used for categorical data.