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World J Orthop. Nov 18, 2014; 5(5): 623-633
Published online Nov 18, 2014. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v5.i5.623
Functional outcomes assessment in shoulder surgery
James D Wylie, James T Beckmann, Erin Granger, Robert Z Tashjian
James D Wylie, James T Beckmann, Erin Granger, Robert Z Tashjian, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, United States
Author contributions: Wylie JD, Beckmann JT, Granger E and Tashjian RZ solely contributed to the concept, writing and editing of this paper.
Correspondence to: Robert Z Tashjian, MD, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery University of Utah, 590 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, United States.
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Received: May 26, 2014
Revised: July 3, 2014
Accepted: July 18, 2014
Published online: November 18, 2014
Core Tip

Core tip: Health related quality of life evaluation includes general health measures, health utility measures, general shoulder measures and condition specific shoulder measures. A combination of a general/health utility measure with a shoulder measure or condition specific measure is needed to fully capture outcomes in the treatment of shoulder conditions.