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Polyester Patch in Massive Rotator Cuff Repair Improves Healing

2016-11-30 15:45:32 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study was to assess the impact and potential advantage of a novel synthetic patch augmentation in repair of massive rotator cuff (RC) tears, using clinical and radiological approaches. The investigators hypothesized that implanting this patch will improve individual shoulder function, while reducing re-tear rates compared to the current literature.

Description

To evaluate this, patches were implanted into 54 shoulders and prospectively followed up clinically and radiologically.

Study Design

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective

Conditions

Rotator Cuff Tear

Intervention

arthroscopic rotator cuff repair with a polyester patch

Status

Completed

Source

Etzel Clinic

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2016-11-30T15:45:32-0500

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