Clinicians are not in full control of final results after a rotator cuff repair. We all know that there is always the complication of a failed repair. Failure can occur for a variety of reasons. The one that we need to definitely keep in the back of our mind, because it relates to using the shoulder: retear rates.
How hard do we push and progress a patient? Are some patients better candidates for a more aggressive program than others?
In my practice the majority of my patients are older adults. This study is nice in the sense that it reported the complication of retears across age groups. Based on the findings, I think it does a nice job in highlighting which patients are not candidates for an aggressive program.
Below you will find a quick view of the abstract.