The selection of an immobilization device and arm positioning may play a role in postoperative pain and healing after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. Although the current evidence is inconclusive, it is important that we aim as a profession to produce meaningful evidence that will advance the care of our patients while controlling health care costs.
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