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Table 7 Clinical outcomes and ROMs at 24-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 External rotation at side Internal rotation at 90° of abduction External rotation at 90° of abduction Abduction
Keener et al. [63]
(2014, I)
AG (61) 83.2 ± 11.5 10.8 ± 1.8 91 ± 15.3 164 ± 13.4 62 ± 16.4 - - 90 ± 10.3
CG (53) 84.3 ± 10.8 10.6 ± 2.5 93.3 ± 10.6 163 ± 15.8 66.2 ± 14 - - 87.7 ± 11.9
Klintberg et al. [72] (2009, II) AG (7) 82.3 ± 6.1 - - - - - - -
CG (7) 75.8 ± 11.8 - - - - - - -
Sheps et al. [78]
(2015, II)
AG (97) - - - 149.9 ± 12.4 - 34.9 ± 9.7 81.5 ± 11.7 150.7 ± 20
CG (92) - - - 149.9 ± 17.8 - 35.7 ± 10.2 84 ± 11.9 155.5 ± 20.2
Sheps et al. [79]
(2019, I)
AG (103) - - - 155.5 ± 12.7 - 40.9 ± 12 76 ± 14.8 153.5 ± 14.6
CG (103) - - - 152.2 ± 18.5 - 38.7 ± 12.4 71.5 ± 17.8 152.2 ± 21.9
  1. AG Accelerated Group, CG Conservative Group, ASES American shoulder and elbow surgeons
  2. aData are reported as number of patients unless otherwise indicated