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Table 2 Studies characteristics at different follow-up times

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

  Follow-up, months Patients at 12 months of follow-up, n Patients at 24 months of follow-up, n Patients included in quantitative analysis at the maximum follow-up period, n
Conservative group Surgical group
Kukkonen et al 2014, [29] 3, 6, 12 110 55 55
Kukkonen et al 2015, [14] 3, 6, 12, 24 109 55 54
Lambers-Heerspink et al 2015, [15] 12 45 25 20
Moosmayer et al 2010, [12] 6, 12 102 51 51
Moosmayer et al 2014, [30] 6, 12, 24, 60 101 51 51