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Scientific Article

Predictors of Pain and Function in Patients With Symptomatic, Atraumatic Full-Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears : A Time-Zero Analysis of a Prospective Patient Cohort Enrolled in a Structured Physical Therapy Program

Background: Although the prevalence of full-thickness rotator cuff tears increases with age, many patients are asymptomatic and may not require surgical repair. The factors associated with pain and loss of function in patients with rotator cuff tears are not well defined.

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