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Table 9 Summary of meta-analysis data

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

Variables Follow-up (months) No. patients accelerated group No. patients conservative group Mean differences (95 % CI) p-value
Forward elevation 3 546 520 4.71 (-0.82, 10.24) 0.10
6 553 527 3.77 (2.65, 4.89) < 0.001*
12 494 466 6.43 (0.27, 12.60) 0.04*
24 261 248 1.51 (-1.17, 4.19) 0.27
External rotation 3 346 325 5.41 (1.43, 9.39) 0.008*
6 346 325 3.19 (2.20, 4.81) < 0.001*
12 287 264 1.31 (-2.55, 5.17) 0.51
24 - - - -
Abduction 3 309 308 6.61 (-1.55, 14.77) 0.11
6 377 368 1.69 (-0.02, 3.41) 0.05*
12 358 347 -1.48 (-4.22, 1.26) 0.29
24 261 248 0.31 (-2.48, 3.11) 0.83
Constant-Murley Score 3 161 149 3.71 (-1.93, 9.36) 0.20
6 229 209 2.79 (-2.91, 8.49) 0.34
12 215 194 -0.07 (-0.77, 0.63) 0.84
24 68 60 0.02 (-3.76, 3.80) 0.99
  1. *indicates a statistically significant p-value