Curry EJ, Matzkin EE, Dong Y, Higgins LD, Katz JN, Jain NB. Structural Characteristics Are Not Associated With Pain and Function in Rotator Cuff Tears: The ROW Cohort Study. Orthopaedic journal of sports medicine. 2015 May;3(3). 2325967115584596 p. PMID: 26675985 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC4622350
Structural characteristics of rotator cuff tears are used in surgical decision making. However, data on the association of tear size with patient-reported pain and function are sparse.