.This week my review on Predictive Factors for Management of Rotator Cuff Tears was posted on Research Review Service.
This review integrated the results of two studies that investigated the effect of pain, tear size, location and humeral head migration on the clinical outcomes and risk of progression in patients with rotator cuff tears.
As always, for a complete understanding of the study, please read the articles below. To access my review, please visit Research Review Service
The two studies reviewed:
Conservative management alone may not be sufficient in those individuals presenting with the specific characteristics described above. Therefore, simultaneous referral for orthopaedic consultation would be warranted in prudent case management.