National Trends in the Surgical Treatment of Chronic Rotator Cuff Tear in Patients Without Arthritis
Abstract: Both rotator cuff repair (RCR) and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (RTSA) are effective treatment options for chronic large degenerative rotator cuff tears (RCTs) in the elderly. The goal of this study was to evaluate national trends for surgical management of chronic RCT among patients without glenohu-meral arthritis. The authors conducted a retrospective review from 2007 to 2015 using the PearlDiver database. The study included patients who had the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, diagnosis of chronic RCT without shoulder arthritis.