Rotator cuff abnormalities (including degenerative tears and those due to injury) reportedly account for up to 70% of symptoms associated with the shoulder and have significant effects on quality of life and activities of daily living.
Material and Method: The objective of this study was to compare the use of resources, costs and health-related quality of life outcomes associated with arthroscopic and mini open surgical management of rotator cuff tears using follow-up of 2 years data from retrospectively and prospectively.
The study was conducted at Pravara Rural Hospital, an associate hospital of Rural Medical Collage Loni during the period of 2016 to 2018.
Results: There are total 125 patient’s data collected by retrospectively and prospectively. Among them 60 patient underwent mini open repair and 65 patient underwent arthroscopic repair of rotator cuff tear. There were, 41 % female patient and 59 % male patient in mini open repair, 53% female and 57 % male patients in arthroscopic repair.
Conclusion: There is no significant difference in the functional outcome in the patient operated with mini open repair and arthroscopic repair.
There is a significant difference in patient’s preference for surgery according to cost effectiveness as study conducted in rural area, so cost effectiveness is really matters for the patients coming from a poor background in rural area.