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Table 2 Preoperative and postoperative data for all shoulders, the small-medium tear group, and the large-massive tear group. JOA, Japanese Orthopaedic Association; UCLA, University of California–Los Angeles rating scale; FE, forward elevation. Data are expressed as the number of patients (%) or as the mean ± standard deviation of the mean

From: Translation of the humeral head scale is associated with success of rotator cuff repair for large-massive tears

Variable Preop. Postop. P value
JOA score (pts)
 Total 64.8 ± 11.6 90.5 ± 9.3 < 0.0001
 Small/Medium 65.6 ± 10.0 95.5 ± 4.5 < 0.0001
 Large/Massive 64.0 ± 12.9 85.0 ± 9.9 < 0.0001
P value 0.4531 < 0.0001  
UCLA score (pts)
 Total 16.0 ± 4.1 27.0 ± 5.5 < 0.0001
 Small/Medium 15.9 ± 3.6 32.5 ± 2.6 < 0.0001
 Large/Massive 16.0 ± 4.6 25.4 ± 5.0 < 0.0001
P value 0.9127 < 0.0001  
FE (degrees)
 Total 112 ± 42 148 ± 28 < 0.0001
 Small/Medium 119 ± 38 158 ± 9 < 0.0001
 Large/Massive 104 ± 45 138 ± 36 < 0.0001
P value 0.0509 < 0.0001  
  1. Preoperative and postoperative data for all shoulders, the small-medium tear group, and
  2. the large-massive tear group