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Table 1 The characteristics of the included studies

From: Which is the best repair of articular-sided rotator cuff tears: a meta-analysis

Study Year Country Study design Patients Intervention Sample size Mean follow-up Mean age Gender (male/female) Matching outcome measures
Allen Deutsch 2007 USA Prospective cohort study Articular side partial-thickness rotator cuff tears (>50 %) TCaR 33 38 months 48 22/11 ASES
Castricini R 2009 Italy Retrospectively cohort study Articular side partial-thickness rotator cuff tears (>52 %) TTR 31 33 months 53.3 16/15 Re-tear rate
Jaideep J. Iyengar 2010 USA Retrospectively cohort study Articular side partial-thickness rotator cuff tears (>52 %) TCaR 14 24 months 57.5 Unclear Re-tear rate
Young-Jin Seo 2011 Korea Prospective cohort study Articular side partial-thickness rotator cuff tears (>50 %) TTR 24 12 months 51 14/10 ASES
Sang-Jin Shin 2012 Korea RCT Articular side partial-thickness rotator cuff tears (>50 %) TTR 24 31 months 53 10/14 ASES, Re-tear rate
Sang-Jin Shin 2012 Korea RCT Articular side partial-thickness rotator cuff tears (>50 %) TCaR 24 31 months 57 13/11 ASES, Re-tear rate
Xavier A. Duralde 2012 USA Retrospectively cohort study Articular side partial-thickness rotator cuff tears (>50 %) TTR 50 38 months 48.7 Unclear ASES
Kyung Cheon Kim 2013 Korea Prospective cohort study Articular side partial-thickness rotator cuff tears (>50 %) TTR 32 17.4 months 51.8 16/16 ASES
Francesco Franceschi 2013 Italy RCT Articular side partial-thickness rotator cuff tears (>50 %) TCaR 28 39 months 55.6 13/15 ASES, Re-tear rate
Francesco Franceschi 2013 Italy RCT Articular side partial-thickness rotator cuff tears (>50 %) TTR 32 38 months 57.3 18/14 ASES, Re-tear rate
Sung-Jae Kim 2013 Korea Case–control study Articular side partial-thickness rotator cuff tears (>50 %) TTR 29 24 months 59.1 10/19 ASES, Re-tear rate
  1. TCaR tear conversion and repair, TTR trans-tendon repair