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Table 4 Clinical outcomes and ROMs at 3-month follow-up

From: Conservative versus accelerated rehabilitation after rotator cuff repair: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Authors
(Year, level of evidence)
No of patients in the accelerated group (AG) and conservative group (CG)a Clinical outcomes
(Mean ± standard deviation)
Range of motion
(Degrees ± standard deviation)
Constant-Murley score Simple shoulder test ASES score Forward elevation Internal rotation at side External rotation at side Internal rotation in abduction External rotation in abduction Abduction
Arndt et al. [61] (2012, II) AG (49) - - - 142.1 ± 28.2 - 45.6 ± 14.9 - - -
CG (43) - - - 112.9 ± 37.6 - 27.5 ± 19.4 - - -
Düzgün et al. [29] (2014, II) AG (19) - - - 154.4 ± 2.2 80 ± 3.7 68.3 ± 5.3 - - 166 ± 5.9
CG (21) - - - 141.4 ± 5.9 68.2 ± 3.3 58.6 ± 4.8 - - 151.9 ± 5.3
Jenssen et al. [73] (2018, I) AG (60) 41 ± 23 - - 112 ± 31 47 ± 12 45 ± 19 - - 101 ± 36
CG (58) 38 ± 19 - - 118 ± 27 48 ± 12 45 ± 14 - - 102 ± 32
Keener et al. [63] (2014, I) AG (61) - - - 136 ± 23.6 - 47 ± 18.5 - -  
CG (53) - - - 123 ± 30.6 - 40.1 ± 18.8 - -  
Kim et al. [64] (2012, I) AG (56) 63.2 ± 1.7 6.3 ± 0.6 65.2 ± 3 144.9 ± 2.8 - 71.2 ± 4.5 - - -
CG (49) 63.3 ± 2.1 6.1 ± 0.7 64.7 ± 3.5 140 ± 3.9 - 66,3 ± 4.1 - - -
Lee et al. [67] (2012, II) AG (30) - - - 149.7 ± 12.7 - 44.2 ± 14.6 59 ± 17.9 70.5 ± 14 161.5 ± 22
CG (34) - - - 133.8 ± 27.4 - 34.1 ± 19.2 38.5 ± 24.1 54 ± 24.5 143.6 ± 35.7
Mazzocca et al. [68] (2017, II) AG (31) 64 ± 12 7.4 ± 2.4 70 ± 13 168 ± 14 - 53 ± 13 - - -
CG (27) 61 ± 15 5.6 ± 3.1 64 ± 18 167 ± 19 - 55 ± 19 - - -
Raschhofer et al. [69] (2017, II) AG (14) 67.3 ± 6.1 - - - - - - - -
CG (15) 58.3 ± 2.6 - - - - - - - -
Sheps et al. [78] (2015, II) AG (97) - - - 120 ± 25.4 - - 23.7 ± 16 52.6 ± 29.10 112.1 ± 29.1
CG (92) - - - 118.5 ± 25.5 - - 24.1 ± 13.8 53.7 ± 26.9 113 ± 26.20
Sheps et al. [79] (2019, I) AG (103) - - - 125.5 ± 28.5 - - 30.2 ± 15.2 53 ± 27.6 119.1 ± 31.3
CG (103) - - - 121 ± 30.1 - - 25.9 ± 16.3 44.2 ± 28.8 116 ± 37.6
Tirefort et al. [80] (2019, I) AG (40) - - - 125.8 ± 24.4 - 27.5 ± 18 - - -
CG (40) - - - 153.3 ± 21.8 - 34.1 ± 17.8 - - -
  1. AG Accelerated Group, CG Conservative Group, ASES American shoulder and elbow surgeons
  2. aData are reported as number of patients unless otherwise indicated