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Official Journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology

Table 4 Preoperative and postoperative values of Constant score and DASH score 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
Pain (points)
 Group 1 2.5 ± 2.5 9.5 ± 5.6 9 ± 5.2 0.172 1.802
 Group 2 2.3 ± 2.5 8 ± 5.4 6.3 ± 3.9
 All 2.4 ± 2.5 8.7 ± 5.5 7.6 ± 4.8
Activity (points)
 Group 1 7 ± 1.9 15.9 ± 2.3 14.9 ± 2.2 <0.01 21.391
 Group 2 6.5 ± 2.4 12 ± 3.8 10.1 ± 2.8
 All 6.8 ± 2.2 13.9 ± 3.7 12.5 ± 3.5
Motion (points)
 Group 1 20.5 ± 5.3 28.9 ± 5 27.3 ± 4.2 0.009 4.967
 Group 2 17.7 ± 6.7 23.9 ± 6 20.6 ± 6
 All 19.1 ± 6.1 26.4 ± 6 23.9 ± 6.1
Strength (points)
 Group 1 6.9 ± 4.1 9.4 ± 4.8 7 ± 3.8 0.645 0.440
 Group 2 3.4 ± 3.7 5.6 ± 5.4 3.8 ± 3.7
 All 5.1 ± 4.2 7.5 ± 5.4 5.4 ± 4
Total (points)
 Group 1 36.9 ± 7 63.7 ± 13.2 58.2 ± 11 <0.01 8.561
 Group 2 29.9 ± 11.2 49.6 ± 16.4 40.7 ± 12.4
 All 33.4 ± 9.8 56.6 ± 16.3 49.5 ± 14.6
Total adjusted (points)
 Group 1 45.9 ± 9.2 79.4 ± 17.5 72.8 ± 16 <0.01 8.702
 Group 2 37 ± 13.6 61.3 ± 19.9 50.4 ± 15.3
 All 41.5 ± 12.3 70.4 ± 20.6 61.5 ± 19.2
DASH score (points)
 Group 1 64.6 ± 11.9 16 ± 16.1 23.8 ± 16.8 0.119 2.185
 Group 2 69.5 ± 10.5 29.7 ± 19.7 35.3 ± 18.6
 All 67.1 ± 11.4 22.9 ± 19.1 29.6 ± 18.4
  1. Data are given as mean ± standard deviation