Older athletes able to return to sport after rotator cuff repair

Outcomes following the arthroscopic repair of rotator cuff tears in older athletes appears to be successful a majority of the time, according to research presented July 11 at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida.

Seventy-seven percent of our patients who had an arthroscopic repair of a full thickness rotator cuff tear, were able to return to their sport at a similar level of intensity,” said lead author, Peter Millett, MD, MSc, from the Steadman Philippon Research Institute in Vail, Colorado

SourceMedical News Today

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