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Table 1 Characteristics of study participants

From: Living with a symptomatic rotator cuff tear ‘bad days, bad nights’: a qualitative study

I/V no Left/right and degree of tear diagnosed by scan Surgery (yes/no, type, size) (if known) Gender Dominant arm Age Lives alone?
1 R Small/medium RCR, small F Yes 67 No
2 L Small/medium Yes (post UKUFF) M No 63 No
3 R Large/massive RCR, large and AC jt excision F Yes 59 Yes
4 L Small/medium RCR, massive - M No 73 No
5 R Large/massive RCR, large M Yes 68 No
6 L Large/massive No tear, SAD & AC jt excision M Yes 65 No
7 Small/medium No M Yes 56 No
8 R Small/medium RCR, medium F Yes 70 Yes
9 R Large/massive No M Yes 68 No
10 R Large/massive No M Yes 75 No
11 R Small/medium No M Yes 74 No
12 R Large/massive No M Yes 65 No
13 L Small/medium No M No 68 No
14 R Small/medium No M Yes 64 No
15 R Large/massive No M No 68 No
16 L Large/massive RCR, massive M Yes 75 No
17 L small/medium No M No 74 No
18 L Small/medium RCR, massive M Yes 68 No
19 R Small/medium RCR, medium F Yes 54 No
20 R Small/medium USS Yes (Non UKUFF surgeon) M Yes 68 No
  1. Key: I/V = Interview, RCR = rotator cuff repair, SAD - sub acromial decompression, Acromioclavicular Joint excision = AC jt excision. Oxford Shoulder Score = OSS.