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This protocol describes a pragmatic multicentre randomised controlled trial (RCT) to assess the clinical and cost effectiveness of arthroscopic and open surgery in the management of rotator cuff tears. This trial began in 2007 and was modified in 2010, with the removal of a non-operative arm due to high rates of early crossover to surgery. Cite this article: Bone Joint Res 2014;3:155-60.

Original publication

DOI

10.1302/2046-3758.35.2000270

Type

Journal

Bone Joint Res

Publication Date

05/2014

Volume

3

Pages

155 - 160

Keywords

Arthroscopy, Rotator cuff, Shoulder, Surgery, Tears, Tendon