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Response to: ‘Correspondence on ‘Non-surgical and surgical treatments for rotator cuff disease: a pragmatic randomised clinical trial with 2-year follow-up after initial rehabilitation’’ by Randelli et al

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  • Handling editor Josef S Smolen

  • Collaborators The Surgery for rotator cuff disease Finland (SURFIN) Investigators: Markus Sormaala; Tero Irmola; Heidi Lehtokangas; Juho Liukkonen; Konsta Pamilo; Tero Ridanpää; Kai Sirniö; Juhana Leppilahti.

  • Contributors Concept and design: JP, IK, HK, JY. Acquisition analysis or data interpretation: SC, TF, JY, HK, AT, IK, JP. SC and JP had full access to all the data in the study and take responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.Drafting the manuscript: SC, TF, JY, HK, AT, IK, JP. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: SC, TF, JY, HK, AT, IK, JP. Statistical analysis: HK, SC, JP. Funding procurement: JP, IK, JL. Supervision: JP, IK, HK.

  • Funding This work was supported by grants from the Academy of Finland (grant 12321/13 September 2007) 265646/17 April 2013) and National Competitive Research Funding of the University of Eastern Finland. None of the writers has any conflicts of interest relevant to this article.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient and public involvement Patients and/or the public were not involved in the design, or conduct, or reporting, or dissemination plans of this research.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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