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Arthroscopic subacromial decompression with acromioplasty has been shown to yield lower subjective satisfaction scores in patients with which of the following preoperative factors?
Dominant arm involvement
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The first two referenced articles found that patients with active worker’s compensation claims reported significantly decreased satisfaction postoperatively compared to the rest of the cohort. The most recent article reported similar scores, but longer time to return to work.
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