Preoperative Pain Control in Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair: Does It Matter?

Preoperative Pain Control in Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair: Does It Matter? Clin Orthop Surg. 2019 Jun;11(2):192-199 Authors: Tonotsuka H, Sugaya H, Takahashi N, Kawai N, Sugiyama H, Marumo K Abstract Background: The purpose of this study was to clarify the importance of preoperative pain control using corticosteroid injections in patients with persistent rest pain (RP) before arthroscopic rotator cuff repair (ARCR). Methods: A total of 360 patients (374 shoulders) who underwent primary ARCR and were followed up for at least 2 years were enrolled. After one-to-one propensity score matching, 266 patients (145 men and 128 women, 273 shoulders) were included in the study. Their mean age was 65.2 ± 7.7 years (range, 42 to 88 years) at the time of surgery. The patients were divided into three groups: those who required several intra-articular or subacromial bursa corticosteroid injections preoperatively for refractory RP (group A+), those in whom RP was resolved preoperatively (group A-), and those who had no RP and did not require any injections (group B). The incidence of postoperative RP and preoperative and final follow-up American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) scores were compared among the three groups. Results: The incidence of postoperative RP was significantly higher in group A+ (35/91 cases, 38.5%) than in group A- (10/91, 11.0%) and group B (7/91, 7.7%, p
Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Clin Orthop Surg Source Type: research

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