Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences




Background/aim: Sleep disturbance and related improvement in quality of life as a result of arthroscopic repair in rotator cuff tear (RCT) patients can be considered as an important parameter. The aim of our study is to evaluate the rotator cuff by ultrasonography (USG) in the first postoperative year and to examine whether there is a difference between sleep disturbance and quality of life between cases of rupture and healthy patients. In addition, we aim to compare the preoperative and at least the first postoperative year's sleep disturbances and quality of life among patients who underwent arthroscopic RCT repair and to examine the effects of factors affecting this situation. Materials and methods: We retrospectively reviewed the records of patients who were operated on for RCT. In this process, 257 patients were examined and 76 patients who met the inclusion criteria were included in the study. The Pittsburgh sleep quality index (PSQI), Constant-Murley shoulder score (CSS), and Oxford shoulder score (OSS) were used to evaluate the results preoperatively and at the last control visit of each patient. In the USG performed in the postoperative first year, the rotator cuff was evaluated in terms of rerupture. Results: It was observed that 14 (18.4%) patients' rotator cuffs were reruptured and those of 62 (81.6%) patients were intact. The preoperative PSQI, CSS, and OSS values of the patients were calculated as an average of 10.79 ± 3.58, 35.61 ± 8.88, and 17.61 ± 4.20 and the mean postoperative values were calculated as 5.45 ± 1.68, 81.55 ± 5.27, and 38.05 ± 3.06, respectively. The postoperative PSQI value was statistically significantly lower in patients with tears of


Rotator cuff tear, sleep and quality of life, rotator cuff rerupture, Pittsburgh sleep quality index

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