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Table 8 VAS score at 3, 6, 12, and 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 VAS score (mean ± standard deviation)
3-month follow-up 6-month follow-up 12-month follow-up 24-month follow-up
Jenssen et al. [73] (2018, I) AG (60) - - 8.6 ± 1.8 -
CG (58) - - 8.7 ± 1.9 -
Keener et al. [63] (2014, I) AG (61) - 1.4 ± 1.6 1.1 ± 1.7 0.9 ± 1.7
CG (53) - 1.1 ± 1.4 0.9 ± 1.2 0.6 ± 1.1
Kim et al. [64] (2012, I) AG (56) - 3 2.8 -
CG (49) - 3.2 1.8 -
Klintberg et al. [72] (2009, II) AG (7) 2.5 ± 0.5 1.2 ± 0.8 0 0.8 ± 0.9
CG (7) 2.4 ± 1.7 0.3 ± 0.5 0.9 ± 1.1 0.3 ± 0.4
Koh et al. [77] (2014, I) AG (40) - 2.7 ± 1.5 - 1.3 ± 1.8
CG (48) - 2.7 ± 1.8 - 0.8 ± 1.0
Lee et al. [67] (2012, II) AG (30) - - 0.9 ± 0.9 -
CG (34) - - 0.8 ± 0.9 -
Mazzocca et al. [68] (2017, II) AG (31) 1.6 ± 1.4 1.0 ± 1.7 0.7 ± 1.5 -
CG (27) 2.7 ± 2.3 1.4 ± 2.3 0.9 ± 1.5 -
Raschhofer et al. [69] (2017, II) AG (14) 1.9 ± 0.7 0.4 ± 0.4 - -
CG (15) 2 ± 0.8 0.1 ± 0.5 - -
Sheps et al. [78] (2015, II) AG (97) 1.4 ± 1.6 0.8 ± 1.3 0.5 ± 0.8 0.4 ± 0.9
CG (92) 1.3 ± 1.6 0.9 ± 1.6 0.9 ± 1.7 0.5 ± 1.3
Sheps et al. [79] (2019, I) AG (103) 1.8 ± 2.1 0.9 ± 1.3 0.6 ± 1.0 0.7 ± 1.3
CG (103) 1.4 ± 1.6 0.8 ± 1.0 0.6 ± 1.0 0.6 ± 1.3
Tirefort et al. [80] (2019, I) AG (40) 1.9 ± 1.9 0.8 ± 1.1 - -
CG (40) 2.6 ± 2.1 1.5 ± 1.6 - -
  1. AG Accelerated Group, CG Conservative Group, ASES American shoulder and elbow surgeons
  2. aData are reported as number of patients unless otherwise indicated