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Management of degenerative rotator cuff tears: a review and treatment strategy

Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Rehabilitation, Therapy & TechnologyBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted20124:48

Received: 17 December 2011

Accepted: 5 December 2012

Published: 14 December 2012

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Original Submission
17 Dec 2011 Submitted Original manuscript
23 Dec 2011 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Kazutoshi Hamada
12 Jan 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Junji Ide
13 Mar 2012 Author responded Author comments - Nicholas Clement
Resubmission - Version 2
13 Mar 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 2
5 Dec 2012 Editorially accepted
14 Dec 2012 Article published 10.1186/1758-2555-4-48

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Authors’ Affiliations

Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Little France, Edinburgh, Scotland