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Table 1 Descriptive data of 66 patients (Complete Repair vs Partial Repair group)

From: Pre-operative factors correlated with arthroscopic reparability of large-to-massive rotator cuff tears

Predictive factors Complete Repair (n = 54) Partial Repair (n = 12) p-value
Age 59.31(range 25–84) 67.75(range 47–81) .015
Male 27 (50%) 8 (66.67%) 0.295
Duration of onset (weeks) 22.24(range 3–98) 27.54(range 5–104) 0.634
Traumatic event 31 (57.41%) 5 (41.67%) 0.322
Rotator cuff arthropathy
 • Grade 0 15 (27.78%) 0 (0%) 0.004
 • Grade 1 33 (61.11%) 5 (41.67%)
 • Grade 2 3 (5.56%) 5 (41.67%)
 • Grade 3 2 (3.70%) 1 (8.33%)
 • Grade 4 1 (1.85%) 1 (8.33%)
 • Grade 5 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
AHI 7.92 (range 0–15.36) 5.14 (range 1.30–10.21) 0.003
IGHD 3.85 (range (−4.3)-14.36) 6.62 (range (−3.35)-10.85) 0.036
Mediolateral tear size 28.48 (range11.74–48.3) 39.75 (range28–48.27) .001
Anteroposterior tear size 19.94 (range0–44.56) 30.76 (range10–47.3) .002
Fatty infiltration (Goutallier staging)
 • Supraspinatus muscle
  ο Stage 0 33 (61.11%) 1 (8.33%) <.001
  ο Stage 1 10 (18.52%) 3 (25%)
  ο Stage 2 5 (9.26%) 2 (16.67%)
  ο Stage 3 3 (5.56%) 5 (41.67%)
  ο Stage 4 3 (5.56%) 1 (8.33%)
 • Infraspinatus muscle
  ο Stage 0 35 (64.81%) 3 (25%) .031
  ο Stage 1 5 (9.26%) 3 (25%)
  ο Stage 2 5 (9.26%) 2 (16.67%)
  ο Stage 3 4 (7.41%) 3 (25%)
  ο Stage 4 5 (9.26%) 1 (8.33%)
 • Subscapularis muscle
  ο Stage 0 36 (66.67%) 5 (41.67%) .199
  ο Stage 1 9 (16.67%) 4 (33.33%)
  ο Stage 2 3 (5.56%) 2 (16.67%)
  ο Stage 3 2 (3.70%) 1 (8.33%)
  ο Stage 4 4 (7.41%) 0 (0%)
 • Teres minor muscle
  ο Stage 0 40 (74.07%) 8 (66.67%) .701
  ο Stage 1 9 (16.67%) 3 (25%)
  ο Stage 2 3 (5.56%) 1 (8.33%)
  ο Stage 3 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
  ο Stage 4 2 (3.70%) 0 (0%)
Muscle atrophy
 • Supraspinatus muscle
  ο None 33 (61.11%) 0 (0%) .001
  ο Mild 11 (20.37%) 7 (58.33%)
  ο Moderate 7 (12.96%) 5 (41.67%)
  ο Severe 3 (5.56%) 0 (0%)
 • Infraspinatus muscle
  ο None 44 (81.48%) 7 (58.33%) .163
  ο Mild 3 (5.56%) 4 (33.33%)
  ο Moderate 2 (3.73%) 0 (0%)
  ο Severe 5 (9.26%) 1 (8.33%)
 • Subscapularis muscle
  ο None 36 (87.72%) 11 (91.67%) .639
  ο Mild 3 (6.98%) 0 (0%)
  ο Moderate 0 (0%) 1 (8.33%)
  ο Severe 4 (9.30%) 0 (0%)
 • Teres minor muscle
  ο None 47 (87.04%) 12 (100%) .502
  ο Mild 3 (5.56%) 0 (0%)
  ο Moderate 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
  ο Severe 4 (7.41%) 0 (0%)