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27 Considering short hospital stay and operative time, no postoperative pain requiring the use of narcotics, no restrictions of arm-shoulder complex motility and therefore less referral to physical therapy, no major
complications requiring readmission or revisional surgery except for outpatient procedures, enhanced patient satisfaction.