Arthroscopic vs. an Open Procedure for the first time success rate of a Torn Rotator Cuff
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Arthroscopic vs. an Open Procedure for the first time success rate of a Torn Rotator Cuff This paper will explore three published articles, data from Houston Northwest, and opinions from doctors in order to examine the two procedure techniques, arthroscopic vs. open surgery on the first time success rate of a torn rotator cuff. The first article by Ghodadra, Provencher, and Verma (2009) suggest that patients that "undergo all arthroscopic rotator cuff repair should undergo an accelerated postoperative rehabilitation program." The second paper conducted by Godley and Funk (2009) examine an arthroscopic repair of a rotator cuff and analyze outcomes over an 18-month period. The final area of examination was done by the author looking at the patient data base in Houston Northwest hospital. In this hospital, there have been over 200 rotator cuff repairs in the past 5 years. Each patient's chart was examined at the date of the repair finding out if was done arthroscopically or open. The chart was then further examined to see if there was a reoccurring problem or found at a later date. Finally, preferred methods will be given from Dr. Shawn Mansour, Dr. Moran, and surgical assistance to give their opinions on the different methods over the years. All of these sources were combined to find the best surgical option for the repair of a torn rotator cuff.