Resultados funcionales de un programa de fisioterapia en pacientes con rotura masiva e irreparable del manguito rotador

Translated title of the contribution: Functional outcomes after physiotherapy program in patients with massive and irreparable rotator cuff tear

H. J. Gutiérrez-Espinoza, P. Lorenzo-García, J. Valenzuela-Fuenzalida, F. Araya-Quintanilla

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Abstract

Objective: To evaluate the short term and 1-year follow-up functional effects of a physiotherapy program in patients over 60 years of age with massive and irreparable Rotator Cuff (RC) tear. Methods: A total of 96 patients with massive and irreparable RC tear were prospectively recruited. All patients were treated with a 12-week physiotherapy program. Three evaluations were performed, at the beginning, at the end of the treatment and at one year of follow-up. The Constant-Murley questionnaire was used to assess shoulder function, the DASH questionnaire for upper limb function, and the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) for pain intensity. Results: At the end of the treatment, all the variables showed a clinically and statistically significant difference (p < 0.05). At one year of follow-up, the Constant-Murley showed an increase of 26.5 points (Cohen's d = 1.7; 95% CI 23.5 to 29.5; p < 0.001), DASH showed a decrease of 31.4 points (Cohen's d = 2.2; 95% CI 28.5 to 34.3; p < 0.001), and the VAS showed a decrease of 3.9 cm (Cohen's d = 3.6; 95% CI 3.6 to 4.1; p < 0.001). Conclusion: In the short term and 1-year follow-up, a physiotherapy program showed clinically and statistically significant results in all functional variables in patients older than 60 years with massive and irreparable RC tear.

Translated title of the contributionFunctional outcomes after physiotherapy program in patients with massive and irreparable rotator cuff tear
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)248-254
Number of pages7
JournalRevista Espanola de Cirugia Ortopedica y Traumatologia
Volume65
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2021
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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