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Official Journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology

Table 3 Preoperative and postoperative values of range of movement in the entire series (group 1, partial rotator cuff repair; group 2, debridement)

From: Massive rotator cuff tears: functional outcome after debridement or arthroscopic partial repair

  Preoperative Follow-up 1 Follow-up 2 P value F value
Abduction (°)
 Group 1 97.7 ± 37.7 151.2 ± 20.8 144.0 ± 17.8 <0.01 13.249
 Group 2 93.5 ± 38.9 123 ± 32.7 103.5 ± 20.3
 All 96.3 ± 37.7 137.9 ± 30.2 125 ± 27.8
Adduction (°)
 Group 1 28 ± 10.4 38.7 ± 3.9 37.2 ± 4.9 0.712 0.341
 Group 2 28 ± 9.5 36.7 ± 6.1 35.2 ± 6.3
 All 27.5 ± 9.9 37.4 ± 5.7 35.9 ± 6.1
Anteversion (°)
 Group 1 105.3 ± 39.1 162 ± 25.2 145.2 ± 28.1 0.173 1.798
 Group 2 98.5 ± 39.5 136 ± 28.3 126.2 ± 28.8
 All 102.7 ± 39.2 150 ± 29.2 136.6 ± 29.5
Retroversion (°)
 Group 1 29.7 ± 10.7 37.0 ± 8 34.5 ± 8.8 0.603 0.509
 Group 2 34.5 ± 8.4 39 ± 3.1 37 ± 5.7
 All 31.7 ± 9.7 38 ± 6 35.7 ± 7.4
Internal rotation (°)
 Group 1 67.5 ± 15.5 79.5 ± 12.7 79.0 ± 12.5 0.79 0.262
 Group 2 49.5 ± 26 72.7 ± 16.5 71.6 ± 15.6
 All 58.6 ± 23.0 76.1 ± 14.9 75.4 ± 14.5
External rotation (°)
 Group 1 41.7 ± 23.7 47 ± 12.1 45 ± 10.6 0.955 0.046
 Group 2 40.5 ± 23.5 46.5 ± 19.8 42.7 ± 18.0
 All 41.1 ± 23.3 46.7 ± 16.2 43.8 ± 14.6
  1. Data are given as mean ± standard deviation