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Clinical Faceoff

What is the Role of Acromioplasty in the Treatment of Rotator Cuff Disease?

McFarland, Edward G., MD; Matsen, Frederick A. III, MD; Sanchez-Sotelo, Joaquin, MD, PhD, FEBOT

Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research®: September 2018 - Volume 476 - Issue 9 - p 1707–1712
doi: 10.1097/01.blo.0000533630.65994.e2

E. G. McFarland, The Wayne Lewis Professor of Shoulder Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA.

F. A. Matsen, III, Douglas T. Harryman II Endowed Chair in Shoulder and Elbow Research, Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA.

J. Sanchez-Sotelo, Consultant and Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA.

E. G. McFarland MD, The Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center 4940 Eastern Ave., #A672 Baltimore, MD 21224 USA e-mail:

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