A randomized controlled trial comparing rehabilitation treatment (physical therapy) to surgery in the treatment of rotator cuff tears.

A cohort study assessing best way to diagnose rotator cuff tears and patient characteristics that lead to better recovery from rotator cuff tears with either surgery or physical therapy.

The MOON Shoulder Group is a Multi-Center Orthopedic Outcome Network. This group is made up of doctors from around the country, who all work together on research with the hope of giving patients with shoulder problems the best possible care.