Nonoperative management of superior labrum anterior-posterior tears yielded positive outcomes

Nonoperative management of superior labrum anterior-posterior tears in young active patients produced positive outcomes with significant pain relief, according to results.

Researchers assessed baseline and 6-month data for 63 patients who initially underwent nonoperative treatment for isolated type II superior labrum anterior-posterior tears. A telephone survey was used to evaluate the final outcome. Researchers defined failure as abandonment of nonoperative management for surgery at any time point, less than a 20-point improvement in American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) score at final follow-up or inability to return to activities.

Source: Healio

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