Rotator cuff treatment ranking using the COPRAS method
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Rotator cuff injury is affecting most people across the world. MRIs, Ultrasounds and X-rays play an important role in determining the treatment options for such patients. Physical therapy, lifestyle modifications, anti-inflammatory drugs, and analgesic medications form the rigid structure of non-operative treatment. Managing rotator cuff tears is contentious regarding whether the treatment undergoing patient is a surgical candidate or not. This paper focuses on rotator cuff tears and a treatment ranking alternative based on current practical evidence by examining patients of different gender and age group based on the expert comments. In the end, the treatment alternatives are ranked using the COPRAS method. Multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) solves different decision-making problems through alternative evaluation. MCDA methods are effectively used in every field to define a problem, alternatives, and criteria. This research applies the COPRAS method to the physiotherapy aspect of treatment given to rotator cuff injury patients.
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