Shoulder

  • In an outcome study of costs related to rotator cuff repair surgery, patients managed via a gatekeeper rather than directly for therapy averaged $100,280 in total costs and took 18 months to return to work versus $25,870 in costs and a seven-month return for those managed immediately in therapy. (Arthroscopy, December 1995)
  • Surgical treatment of rotator cuff syndrome with subacromial impingement was not superior to physical therapy with training. (Ann Rheum Dis., 2005)
  • It is recommended that patients who have undergone an all arthroscopic rotator cuff repair undergo an accelerated postoperative rehabilitative program. (Journal of Orthopedic Sports Physical Therapy, 2009)