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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 October 31, 2006 and October 1, 2014.
  • Patients: 273
  • Sex: 43 percent females, 57 percent males

Shoulder Function


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

Pre-surgery 48.1
One year post-surgery 84.5


Health-related Quality of Life


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

Pre-surgery 62.1 45.1 40.2 74.7 57.4 75.4 72.8 65
Post-surgery 78.3 77.8 74.1 72.5 61.3 84.9 84.2 70.8



  • 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.