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Degree

Master of Science

Program

Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Supervisor

Dr. Dianne Bryant

Abstract

Twenty-nine patients who had sustained an anterior shoulder dislocation were randomly assigned to receive Bankart lesion repair, or Bankart lesion repair with rotator interval closure. External rotation range of motion with 90° of abduction external rotation range of motion with no abduction, and forward flexion range of motion were measured preoperatively, and at three and six months postoperatively. Quality of life, function, and pain were measured preoperatively, and at three, six, 12 and 24 weeks postoperatively. We found no significant differences between groups for any outcome but the confidence intervals were wide and definitive conclusions could not be made. This thesis represents the preliminary results of a larger continuing study.


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