American Family Children's Hospital

Sports Medicine Surgical Quality Data: Rotator Cuff Repair

The data below is a summary of patients who underwent surgery for rotator cuff injuries at the UW Health Sports Medicine Center between March 2006 and February 2015.
  • Patients: 38

Shoulder Function


As measured by QuickDASH. A score of 100 is optimal.  

Pre-surgery 42.7
One year post-surgery 86.8


Health-related Quality of Life


As measured by the SF-12 v 2.0 subscales. A score of 100 is optimal. 

Pre-surgery 60 47 45 77 62 78 77 71
Post-surgery 83 79 81 78 70 89 89 76



  • PF (Physical Function): The extent you are limited or able to perform daily living activities. 
  • RP (Role Physical): The extent you are limited when performing work or daily living activities. 
  • BP (Bodily Pain): The limitations placed upon you by pain you are experiencing. 
  • GH (General Health): An overall measure of your personal health
  • VT (Vitality): The amount of energy you have during your daily activities.
  • SF (Social Function): The level of interference with social activities you experience due to physical or emotional problems.
  • RE (Role Emotional): Problems you experience with work or daily activities as a result of emotional problems.
  • MH (Mental Health): The extent to which nervousness or happiness affect you all of the time.