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Table 3 Comparison of outcome improvement between arthroscopic and mini-open rotator cuff repair patients.

From: The results of arthroscopic versus mini-open repair for rotator cuff tears at mid-term follow-up

Outcome Measure Arthroscopic Mini-open P value
Study Group (N = 52) N = 27 N = 25 p = 0.13
UCLA Score 24 27 p = 0.34
Short Shoulder Test Improvement 5.1 4.7 p = 0.66
VAS Pain Improvement 3.9 4.8 p = 0.29
Active forward flexion improvement (degrees) 35 18 p = 0.16
Active abduction improvement (degrees) 21 14 P = 0.18
Glenohumeral elevation improvement (degrees) 8.3 7.0 p = 0.7
External rotation @ 0 improvement (degrees) 11 12 p = 0.7
External rotation @ 90 improvement (degrees) 19 16 p = 0.7
Internal rotation @ 90 improvement (degrees) 8 11 p = 0.7