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Sports Medicine Surgical Quality Data: Sub-Acromial Decompression (SAD) Mumford

The data below is a summary of patients who underwent the sub-acromial decompression (SAD) Mumford surgical procedure for shoulder injuries at the UW Health Sports Medicine Center between January 2007 and September 2013.
  • Patients: 241
  • Sex: 32 percent females, 68 percent males

Shoulder Function


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

Pre-surgery 53.2
One year post-surgery 81.8


Health-related Quality of Life


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

Pre-surgery 57.6 40.5 39 73 52.6 75.1 72.3 65.1
Post-surgery 76.7 72.2 70.2 72.7 60.3 83.3 83.4 73.2



  • 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.