Another low-quality study (Iannotti et al., 2006) examined the use of porcine small intestine submucosa to augment repairs of the rotator cuff (supra- or infraspinatus). It was hypothesized that augmentation would reduce re-tears after RCR. A total of 30 patients was treated using open RCR by performing a Neer acromioplasty. Half of the patients were
treated with augmentation. In 4 of the 15 shoulders in the augmentation group and in 9 of the 15 patients in the control group the rotator cuff was healed at follow-up (average 14 months after surgery, non significant). No significant differences were found with regard to the UPenn questionnaire. A low-quality study (Abbot et al., 2009) reported on patients with concomitant supraspinatus tear see more and type II SLAP tears. One group (n = 24) was treated with arhroscopic RCR, subacromial Selleckchem GSK1120212 decompression and debridement of their type II SLAP tears (Debrid) and the other group (n = 24) with arthroscopic RCR, subacromial decompression anchor replacement and suture repair of their type II SLAP tears (Repair). After 2 years significant better results were found in favour of the Debrid group on the UCLA
score. Also significant better results were found for internal and external rotation in favour of the Debrid group (no baseline scores reported) at 1- and 2-years follow-up, but not for forward flexion. We conclude that there is moderate evidence for effectiveness in favour of tendon-to-bone fixation with 1 metal suture anchor loaded with TB compared to side-to-side with SS in full-thickness supraspinatus tear repair in the long-term; limited evidence for effectiveness was found in favour of debridement of the type II SLAP tears compared to anchor replacement and suture repair or the type II SLAP tear in RCR with subacromial decompression in the long-term. Further,
Baricitinib there is no evidence for the effectiveness of the use of Ethibond compared to polydioxane in an open RCR in the long-term, in favour of arthroscopic RCR with or without subacromial decompression in the long-term, or an open compared to an arthroscopic acromioplasty with mini-open RCR in the short-, mid- and long-term. Moreover, no evidence was found in favour of either one-row or double-row suture anchor in arthroscopic RCR, or for the effectiveness of the use of augmentation with porcine small intestine submucosa in open RCR in the long-term. In the Cochrane review of Ejnisman et al. (2004) on non-surgical and surgical interventions for a RotCuffTear, 3 studies that focused on post-operative programs after an RCR were included. Two high-quality RCTs (Raab et al., 1996 and Lastayo et al., 1998) (n = 28) studied RCR and continuous passive motion (CPM) versus RCR and manual passive ROM exercises after 3 or 24 months follow-up. Pooled data showed no significant differences between the interventions on the outcome ‘no improvement on pain’.