Table 5

Results at follow-up
SR DR P-level for statistical comparison
Males : Females 13 : 7 12 : 8 0.74
Age (years) 66 ± 8 63 ± 7 0.27
Dominant arm 12 17 0.08
Follow-up (months) 40.0 ± 5.0 38.9 ± 2.3 0.18
Preoperative CMS (points) 45 ± 10 42 ± 12 0.40
Postoperative CMS (points) 70 ± 9 67 ± 15 0.33
Preoperative SST (points) 7.3 ± 1.6 7.8 ± 2.0 0.39
Postoperative SST (points) 9.4 ± 1.7 10.1 ± 2.0 0.28
Surgical time (minutes) 92 ± 13 104 ± 15 0.001
Implant expense (Euros) 400 ± 143 600 ± 138 0.00006
Re-tears 12 (60%) 5 (25%) 0.02

Continuous variables are reported as mean ± standard deviation.

Tudisco et al.

Tudisco et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:43   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-14-43

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