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2021 Apr 20

J Shoulder Elbow Surg

Outcomes of Rotator Cuff Repair with Concurrent Microfracture of Focal Glenohumeral Osteoarthritis.


Hill BW, Singh AM, Astolfi M, Horneff GJ, Schoch BS, Abboud JA
J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2021 Apr 20.
PMID: 33892120.


The benefit of rotator cuff repair (RCR) in patients with concurrent osteoarthritic changes remains unclear. Rotator cuff repair has the theoretical potential to increase the compressive force across the glenohumeral joint, further exacerbating osteoarthritis pain. The purpose of this study is to investigate pain relief and patient reported outcomes of patients undergoing simultaneous RCR and microfracture of focal glenohumeral osteoarthritis.