Video: What you need to know about rotator cuff related shoulder pain

Key References

UKUFF trialCarr et al (2015) Clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of open and arthroscopic rotator cuff repair [the UK Rotator Cuff Surgery (UKUFF) randomised trial. Full text here

CSAW trialBeard et al (2017) Arthroscopic subacromial decompression for subacromial shoulder pain (CSAW): a multicentre, pragmatic, parallel group, placebo-controlled, three group, randomised surgical trial

Brox et al (1993) Arthroscopic surgery compared with supervised exercises in patients with rotator cuff disease (stage I impingement syndrome)

Haahr et al (2005) Exercises versus arthroscopic decompression in patients with subacromial impingement: a randomised, controlled study in 90 cases with a one year follow up

Haahr & Andersen (2006) Exercises may be as efficient as subacromial decompression in patients with subacromial stage II impingement: 4–8-years’ follow-up in a prospective, randomized study

Kukonnen et al (2014) Treatment of non-traumatic rotator cuff tears: A randomised controlled trial with one-year clinical results