IJOCP | April 2014 | Volume 1 | Issue 2 | Page 19
Conference: Poona Orthopaedic Society Annual Conference POSAC-2014r, India [Click for Full details]  

Authors: Pratul Jain,  Shirish Pathak,  Parag Sacheti,  Ashok Shyam


Background: Rotator cuff tear is a common problem either after trauma or degenerative tear in old age group. Arthroscopic repair is the current concept of rotator cuff repair. Here we are trying to evaluate the functional outcome after arthroscopic repair of rotator cuff  tear (single row).

Material and Method: Twenty five patients (14 males and 11 females) who underwent arthroscopic repair of rotator cuff for full thickness tear at a single institution were included in the study. The mean age of the patient were 50.48 years, range 23 to 70 years. Postoperatively patient’s shoulder was rated according to the University of California at Los Angeles score (UCLA), his pain was graded according to the visual analog score (VAS). The range of motion was analysed and documented.

Result: The preoperative VAS score mode was 7 and post operative VAS was 1 (p value<.001). The UCLA grading was good in 80% (n=20), fair in 12% (n=3), excellent in 8% (n=2) and poor results was seen in none of the patients. The mean UCLA score improved from a score of 15.84 (SD=3.30) to score of 30.28 (SD=2.26) with a p value <.001. Mean postoperative forward flexion was 161.6 degrees, mean abduction 147.6 degrees, mean external rotation was 45.4 degrees.

Conclusion: The arthroscopic repair of rotator cuff tear is safe procedure with minimal complication rates with good functional outcome.

Key Messages: Arthroscopic repair of rotator cuff is a fairly common procedure used in today’s world, although the double row repair proves to  be biomechanically superior ,we used a single row repair considering the Indian population (non athlete), its cost effectiveness and its good functional results

How to Cite this Abstract
 Jain P, Pathak S, Sacheti P, Shyam A. Functional Evaluation Of Patient After Arthroscopic Repair Of Rotator Cuff Tear.I J Orthopaedic Conference Proceedings April 2014;1(2):19.