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Sports Medicine Surgical Quality Data: Arthroscopic Debridement for Shoulder Labral Tears

The data below is a summary of patients who underwent arthroscopic debridement for shoulder labral tears at the UW Health Sports Medicine Center between January 2007 and September 2014.
  • Patients: 48
  • Gender: 23 percent females, 77 percent males

Shoulder Function


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

Pre-surgery 69.6
One year post-surgery 93.7



Health-related Quality of Life


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

Pre-surgery 72.3 61.3 62.4 84.2 63.6 83.3 86.5 72.7
Post-surgery 95.5 93.5 92.6 90.8 72.7 97.2 95.2 83.5



  • 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.