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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 January 2007 and February 2013.
  • Patients: 210
  • Average age: 48.2 (range 18-73)
  • Gender: 23 percent females, 77 percent males

Shoulder Function


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

Pre-surgery 55.4
One year post-surgery 87.5


Health-related Quality of Life


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

Pre-surgery 61.6 44.5 42.8 76.3 59.1 79.3 78.1 69.2
Post-surgery 85.4 80.7 81.2 79.5 66 90.9 90.5 76.2



  • 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.