[Surgery for degenerative rotator cuff tears - Protocol for Health Technology Assessment - project description]

Evensen LH, Dahm KT, Hafstad E, Kleven L, Robberstad B
Record ID 32018002192
Original Title: Kirurgisk behandling med sutur av degenerative rotatorcuff-rupturer
Authors' objectives: The rotator cuff is a group of four tendons that surrounds and stabilizes the shoulder joint during normal arm movements. A rotator cuff tear can result from acute trauma, overload, or degenerative changes. Although medical history and clinical examination may indicate rupture, the final diagnosis is made with imaging. Rotator cuff tears can be classified according to the size, number of tendons involved and the thickness of the tear (partial or full thickness). The most common symptoms are pain, decreased strength and decreased active range of motion. On a general basis, surgery is recommended for acute injuries, especially in younger patients with high functional demands. Surgery for rotator cuff tears in one or more tendons is most often done arthroscopically. In elderly, conservative treatment is recommended, especially in cases with isolated tears of the supraspinatus tendon. In degenerative tears, conservative treatment is recommended initially. The professional community in South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority has expressed a need to evaluate the use of surgery for rotator cuff tears.
Project Status: Ongoing
Anticipated Publish Date: 2022
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Full HTA
Country: Norway
MeSH Terms
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Arthroscopy
  • General Surgery
  • Costs and Cost Analysis
  • Rotator Cuff
Organisation Name: Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Contact Address: P.O. Box 222 Skoyen, N-0123, Oslo
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