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Table 2 Clinical and surgical data of the two study groups

From: Clinical outcomes and repair integrity of arthroscopic rotator cuff repair using suture-bridge technique with or without medial tying: prospective comparative study

Variable Conventional SBT Knotless SBT p value*
Total number of patients 50 50  
Clinical evaluation
 1-year follow-up 47 (94.0%) 48 (96.0%) 0.646
 2-year follow-up 49 (98.0%) 47 (94.0%) 0.307
Postoperative radiologic evaluation 49 (98.0%) 48 (96.0%) 0.941
MRI 32 31  
US 17 17  
Tear size, mm
 Anterior-to-posterior 2.51 (1.6–4.0) 2.53 (1.5–3.9) 0.918
 Medial-to-lateral 1.96 (0.8–3.5) 1.97 (0.5–3.5) 0.906
Cuff retraction (Patte stage)    0.188
 Stage I 31 (63.3%) 23 (47.9%)  
 Stage II 18 (36.7%) 25 (52.1%)  
 Stage III 0 0  
Subacromial decompression 47 (94.0%) 47 (94.0%) 1.000
Biceps tenotomy 25 (50.0%) 25 (50.0%) 1.000
  1. Data are expressed as mean (range) or number (percentage)
  2. SBT suture-bridge technique, MRI magnetic resonance imaging, US ultrasonography
  3. *Paired t test and χ2 test; p < 0.05 denotes statistical significance