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Table 3 Number of shoulders per study, sex, mean age, mean follow-up, clinical/functional, and imaging outcome variables used per study

From: Arthroscopic partial repair for massive rotator cuff tears: does it work? A systematic review

Study Number of shoulders Sex (males/females) Mean age (years) Mean follow-up (months) Clinical outcome scales Imaging outcome evaluation
Berth et al. [11] 42 (partial: A, 21; debridement: B, 21) A, 15/6
B, 16/5
A, 62.5 ± 2.3
B, 64.3 ± 3.4
A, 16 ± 3
B, 24 ± 2
Constant score, DASH score, ROM Ultrasonography
Cuff et al. [12] 28 19/9 65.2 (60–90) 71.1 (60–90) ASES score, SST score, VAS score, ROM Radiographic (Hamada stage)
Francheschi et al. [13] 68 (debridement: A, 34; partial: B, 34) A, 22/12
B, 25/9
62 (47–76) 93.6 ± 27.6 ROM, modified UCLA, RC-QOL Not evaluated
Godenèche et al. [14] 73 (complete: A, 50; partial: B, 23) 52/21 59.4 ± 8.8 41 (29–55) Constant score, subjective shoulder value, strength Ultrasonography
Heuberer et al. [15] 68 (debridement: A, 23; partial: B, 22, complete: C:23) 40/28 (A, 11/12; B, 14/8; C, 15/8) 66.5 ± 7.2 (A, 66.5; B, 68; C, 65) 45 Constant score, ROM, VAS, subjective shoulder value, qDASH, satisfaction rate MRI, ultrasonography
Holtby et al. [16] 122 (partial: A, 73; complete: B, 49) A, 48/25
B, 33/16
A, 67 ± 9
B, 64 ± 9
24 ASES score, relative Constant-Murley score, short western Ontario rotator cuff index, ROM, strength Not evaluated
Iagulli et al. [17] 97 (86 evaluated) (partial: A, 45; complete: B, 52) Not reported A, 64.5 ± 9.5
B, 63.4 ± 12.2
24 (10–40) UCLA score Not evaluated
Kim et al. [18] 27 Not reported 62.3 (54–72) 41.3 (36–52) UCLA score, Constant score, ROM, strength Radiographic (acromiohumeral distance)
Mori et al. [19] 48 (patch: A, 24; partial: B, 24) A, 17/7
B, 10/14
A, 65.9 ± 8.9
B, 65.4 ± 9.2
A, 35.5 ± 8.6
B, 35.7 ± 7.0
Constant score, ASES score, UCLA score, VAS score, ROM, strength MRI
Paribelli et al. [20] 40 (tendon transfer: A, 20; partial repair: B, 20) A, 13/7
B, 11/9
A, 62.5 (45–77)
B, 64.9 (47–78)
33.6 (12–60) Modified UCLA score, ROM, RC-QOL,VAS score, strength Not evaluated
Shon et al. [21] 31 17/14 65.9 ± 6.5 40 ± 14.9 VAS-pain score, ASES score, simple shoulder test score, patients’ satisfaction Radiographic (Hamada classification)