Predictors of clinical outcomes after non-operative management of symptomatic full-thickness rotator cuff tears
Christopher Bush, Joel J Gagnier, James Carpenter, Asheesh Bedi, Bruce Miller, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48106, United States
Author contributions: All authors designed the research study; Carpenter J, Bedi A and Miller B recruited and treated the study patients; Bush C and Gagnier JJ performed the data analysis, Bush C wrote the manuscript; all authors have read, extensively edited and approved the final manuscript.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the University of Michigan Institutional Review Board (study No. HUM0024612).
Informed consent statement: Consent was not obtained but the presented data are anonymized and risk of identification is low.
Conflict-of-interest statement: All authors have nothing to disclose.
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Corresponding author: Christopher Bush, MD, Lecturer, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Michigan, 24 Frank Lloyd Wright Drive, Lobby A, P.O. Box 391, Ann Arbor, MI 48106, United States. email@example.com
Received: December 15, 2020
Peer-review started: December 15, 2020
First decision: December 31, 2020
Revised: January 17, 2021
Accepted: March 10, 2021
Article in press: March 10, 2021
Published online: April 18, 2021