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Journal of the Korean Shoulder and Elbow Society 2001;4(2):161-165.
Published online December 30, 2001.
Surgical Treatment of Rotator Cuff Tear in Patients Younger than 40 Years
Kwang-Won Lee, M.D., Seung-Hun Lee, M.D., Chang-Soo Ryu, M.D., Jae-Uk Oh, M.D., Ha-Yong Kim, M.D., Byung-Sung Kim, M.D., Won-Sik Choy, M.D.
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Eulji University School of Medicine, Taejon, Korea
40세 이하 연령층에서의 회전근 개 파열의 수술적 치료
이광원, 이승훈, 류창수, 오재욱, 김하용, 김병성, 최원식
을지의과대학 정형외과학교실
: The purpose of this study was to analyze the possible contributing factors and surgical results of rotator cuff tears in patients younger than 40 years of age. Materials and Methods : From July, 1996 to February, 2000, twelve patients were available to participate in the study. The average age was 35 years (range, 17 to 40 years) old. Follow-up averaged eighteen months (range, 12 to 55 months). There were eleven men and one women. Each shoulder was evaluated with UCLA shoulder functional assessment, return-to-work status, return-to-sport status, and overall postoperative satisfaction. Results : After operation, eleven patients (92%) reported diminished pain relative to their preoperative level, and ten patients (83%) were improved in shoulder function. eleven patients (92%) exhibited improved strength after operation. nine patients (75%) returned to employment, and six patients (50%) returned to sports activities. Preoperative UCLA score averaged 12 and postoperative score averaged 31. Ten patients (83%) were satisfied with the outcome of their treatment. Conclusion : A traumatic event was the etiology of the rotator cuff tears in patients younger than 40 years. Results of surgical treatment in this younger group were satisfactory.
Key Words: Shoulder, Rotator cuff tear, Age


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