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Risk Factors Associated With Shoulder Surgery are Low, But Some Need Further Surgery Within a Year

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Rates of serious complications associated with shoulder surgery are low, but one in 26 patients need further surgery within a year, finds a study in The BMJ today.

The use of keyhole (arthroscopic) surgery has increased rapidly during the past two decades, particularly in the knee and shoulder. Common arthroscopic shoulder procedures include rotator cuff repair and frozen shoulder release, yet there is still a lack of accurate data on their risks.

To fill this knowledge gap, researchers used NHS hospital data for England to estimate the risks of complications within 90 days of the most ...