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Table 1 Baseline patient characteristics (group A = arthroscopic treatment; group B = reverse total shoulder arthroplasty)

From: Treatment of non‐arthritic pseudoparetic shoulders with irreparable massive rotator cuff tears: arthroscopic procedures yield comparable midterm results to reverse arthroplasty

Variables Group A
N = 28
Group B
N = 28
p-value
Age at time of surgery, yearsa 70 ± 7 72 ± 7 0.228
Gender, male, % 36 53 0.179
Dominant arm, % 82 77 0.670
Previous surgery, % 0 35 0.001
Tendon involvementb, %
 SSP: 100 100  
 full-tendon 100 100 > 0.999
 partial-tendon 0 0 > 0.999
 ISP: 100 100  
 full-tendon 50 71 0.450
 partial-tendon 50 39 0.233
 SSC: 100 100  
 full-tendon 21 39 0.122
 Partial-tendon 79 61 0.341
 Global fatty degeneration indexa 1.7 ± 0.7 1.9 ± 0.3 0.559
  1. aData are reported as mean ± SD, bfull-thickness tendon tear