How soon do I need to start treatment for my shoulder?

We ask that you begin treatment within 8 weeks of enrolling in the trial. If there is too much difference between when people start treatment, it makes it difficult to accurately compare treatment results among participants. However, if for some reason you are unable to begin treatment within 8 weeks (2 months), you will still [...]

Can I choose which treatment I receive?

This is a randomized controlled trial, which means that if you choose to participate in the study, you will NOT choose which treatment you receive. You will be randomly assigned to either operative (surgery + physical therapy) or non-operative (physical therapy without surgery). There is a 50-50 chance of being in either group, regardless of [...]

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