This study will examine the differences between two groups of injured workers with rotator cuff tears to determine whether recovery would be expedited by surgical interventions or by non-operative treatment modalities.
• To determine how non-operative management (rehabilitation) or expedited surgery affects time to claim closure
• To determine if there are subject, injury, or work-related characteristics that affect which patient management approach will be the most effective
This study will enhance knowledge regarding current practices relating to the medical management of rotator cuff injuries.
Dr. David Sheps (University of Alberta)