Patients with mood disorders prior to surgery had worse pain and functional outcomes than patients without mood disorders.
Researchers conducted a systematic literature review, followed by a meta-analysis. Eight studies reported 1,166 arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repairs (ARCRs), with a follow-up average of 20.8%. In the cohort, 262 patients had anxiety or depression as a pre-existing disorder. The control group included the 904 remaining patients who had no pre-existing mood disorders.