Protocol for the United Kingdom Rotator Cuff Study (UKUFF): a randomised controlled trial of open and arthroscopic rotator cuff repair

A. J. Carr (Corresponding Author), J. L. Rees, C. R. Ramsay, R. Fitzpatrick, A. Gray, J. Moser, J. Dawson, H. Bruhn, C. D. Cooper, D. J. Beard, M. K. Campbell

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This protocol describes a pragmatic multicentre randomised controlled trial (RCT) to assess the clinical and cost effectiveness of arthroscopic and open surgery in the management of rotator cuff tears. This trial began in 2007 and was modified in 2010, with the removal of a non-operative arm due to high rates of early crossover to surgery. Cite this article: Bone Joint Res 2014;3:155-60.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-160
Number of pages6
JournalBone & Joint Research
Issue number5
Early online date20 May 2014
Publication statusPublished - May 2014



  • shoulder
  • rotator cuff
  • tendon
  • tears
  • surgery
  • arthroscopy

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