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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the included studies

From: Efficacy of bone marrow stimulation in arthroscopic repair of full thickness rotator cuff tears: a meta-analysis

First author, year Study design Number Age Male/female Operation methods Outcome Follow-up NOS (4)
BMS Control BMS Control BMS Control
Jo 2011 Retrospective cohort 25 31 58.3 56.5 11/14 15/16 Double-row repair with/without BMS The incidence of re-tear, structural integrity 12 to 17 m 5
Jo 2013 Retrospective cohort 57 67 58.9 60.1 25/32 33/34 Double-row repair with/without BMS The incidence of re-tear, Constant, UCLA, ROM, VAS, DASH, SST, SPADI, ASES, structural integrity 23 to 57 m 7
Milano 2013 RCT 35 38 60.6 63.1 22/13 19/19 Single-row repair with/without BMS The incidence of re-tear, Constant, DASH, structural integrity 25 to 31 m NA
Osti 2013 RCT 28 29 61.2 59.8 16/12 13/16 Single-row repair with/without BMS The incidence of re-tear, Constant, UCLA, ROM 24 to 53 m NA
Cai 2016 RCT 51 53 62.9 61.3 24/27 32/21 Double-row repair with/without BMS The incidence of re-tear, Constant, UCLA 24 to 36 m NA
Zhang 2016 RCT 20 20 58.6 59.5 9/11 14/6 Double-row repair with/without BMS The incidence of re-tear, Constant, UCLA 12 m NA
Taniguchi 2015 Retrospective cohort 44 67 64.7 64.3 22/15 42/25 Surface-holding with/without BMS The incidence of re-tear, Structural integrity, complication 12 to 24 m 6
Yoon 2016 Retrospective cohort 21 54 64.9 62.8 9/12 26/28 Double-row repair with/without BMS The incidence of re-tear, Constant, UCLA, VAS, SST, ASES, ROM 14 to 43 m 7
  1. RCT randomized control study, BMS bone marrow stimulation, UCLA University of California at Los Angeles, ROM region of motion, VAS visual analogy score, DASH Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand, SST Simple Shoulder Test, SPADI Shoulder Pain and Disability Index, ASES American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, Follow-up (months)