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Official Journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology

Table 5 Differences between patients with intact cuff and patients with retear in our study

From: Rotator cuff repair with single row technique provides satisfying clinical results despite consistent MRI retear rate

At final follow-up: Intact cuff, n = 45 Retear, n = 9 p-Value
(1) Final Constant score
 Mean 83.1 ± 11.6 (57–98) 68.8 ± 18.5 (35–92) 0.018
 Median 87 (n = 45) 71 (n = 9)  
(2) Strength
 Mean 22.0 ± 4.1 (10–25) 18.4 ± 6.2 (10–25) 0.116
 Median 25 (n = 45) 20 (n = 9)  
(3) Abduction
 Mean 9.4 ± 1.5 (4–10) 8.4 ± 2.2 (4–10) 0.062
 Median 10 (n = 45) 10 (n = 9)  
(4) External rotation
 Mean 8.9 ± 2.0 (4–10) 6.9 ± 3.6 (4–10) 0.054
 Median 10 (n = 45) 8 (n = 9)  
(5) Internal rotation
 Mean 7.9 ± 1.7 (4–10) 7.6 ± 1.7 (4–10) 0.595
 Median 8 (n = 45) 8 (n = 9)  
(6) Forward flexion
 Mean 9.6 ± 1.1 (6–10) 8.7 ± 1.7 (6–10) 0.039
 Median 10 (n = 45) 10 (n = 9)  
(7) Pain
 Mean 13.1 ± 3.4 (0–15) 8.3 ± 5.0 (0–15) 0.002
 Median 15 (n = 45) 10 (n = 9)  
(8) Final DASH score
 Mean 44.2 ± 14.9 (30–89) 66.2 ± 22.1 (35–91) 0.003
 Median 40 (n = 44) 73 (n = 9)