I.S.Mu.L.T - Rotator cuff tears guidelines

Francesco Oliva, Eleonora Piccirilli, Michela Bossa, Alessio Giai Via, Alessandra Colombo, Claudio Chillemi, Giuseppe Gasparre, Leonardo Pellicciari, Edoardo Franceschetti, Clelia Rugiero, Alessandro Scialdoni, Filippo Vittadini, Paola Brancaccio, Domenico Creta, Angelo del Buono, Raffaele Garofalo, Francesco Franceschi, Antonio Frizziero, Asmaa Mahmoud, Giovanni MerollaSimone Nicoletti, Marco Spoliti, Leonardo Osti, Johnny Padulo, Nicola Portinaro, Gianfranco Tajana, Alex Castagna, Calogero Foti, Stefano Masiero, Giuseppe Porcellini, Umberto Tarantino, Nicola Maffulli

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Despite the high level achieved in the field of shoulder surgery, a global consensus on rotator cuff tears management is lacking. This work is divided into two main sessions: in the first, we set questions about hot topics involved in the rotator cuff tears, from the etiopathogenesis to the surgical treatment. In the second, we answered these questions by mentioning Evidence Based Medicine. The aim of the present work is to provide easily accessible guidelines: they could be considered as recommendations for a good clinical practice developed through a process of systematic review of the literature and expert opinion, in order to improve the quality of care and rationalize the use of resources.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-263
Number of pages37
JournalMuscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2015


  • Guidelines
  • Rotator cuff tears

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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