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Efficacy and safety of surgical interventions for full-thickness rotator cuff tears (2019)

The aim of this report is to compare the surgical and non-surgical treatment of rotator cuff tears. Both options lead to an improvement in symptoms, though surgery is slightly more effective. However, a cost-benefit analysis suggests that conservative treatment is more desirable. The board’s appraisal committee concluded that because this problem is so common, it did not strongly recommend surgery, despite its advantages.

Appraisal Report; Appraisal Report (short version)

Assessment Report; Assessment Report (short version)Stakeholder Consultation Assessment «Rotator Cuff Tears»