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Table 1 Demographics

From: Conservative versus surgical management for patients with rotator cuff tears: a systematic review and META-analysis

AUTHORS GEOGRAPHIC AREA No OF INVOLVED CENTERS PARTICIPANTS AGE SEX FOLLOW-UP CLINICAL OUTCOMES STRUCTURAL OUTCOMES
At baseline Lost at follow-up At maximum follow-up
Kukkonen et al, 2014 [29] Europe 1 180 13 167 SG = 65
CG = 65
SG = 26 M, 29 F
CG = 24 M; 31 F
12 months CMS
Kukkonen et al., 2015 [14] SG = 29 M, 25 F
CG = 22 M; 33 F
24 months CMS, VAS MRI at 24 months
Lambers-Heerspink et al., 2015 [15] Europe 1 56 11 45 SG = 61
CG = 61
SG = 15 M; 10 F
CG = 20 M; 11 F
12 months CMS, VAS MRI at 12 months
Moosmayer et al, 2010 [12] Europe 1 103 10 93 SG = 59
CG = 61
SG: 37 M; 15 F
CG: 36 M; 15 F
12 months CMS, ASES, VAS MRI at 12 months
Moosmayer et al., 2014 [30] 10 93 24 and 60 months MRI at 12 months and Ultrasound at 60 months
Moosmayer et al., 2019 [13] 12 91 120 months MRI at 12 months and Ultrasound at 60 months and 120 months
  1. SG Surgical group, CG Conservative group, M Male, F Female, MRI Magnetic Resonance Imaging, CMS Constant-Murley score, VAS Visual analogue scale, ASES American shoulder and elbow surgery