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Outcomes After Repair of Acute Rotator Cuff Tears

2014-07-23 21:08:50 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Few studies are considering acute traumatic rotator cuff tears in previously asymptomatic patients. The purpose of the current study was to investigate if delay of surgery, age at repair and the number of cuff tendons involved affected the structural and clinical outcomes.

Study Design

Observational Model: Case-Only, Time Perspective: Retrospective

Conditions

Rotator Cuff Tear

Status

Completed

Source

University Hospital, Linkoeping

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:08:50-0400

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Rapidly destructive shoulder joint and bone disease found mainly in elderly, and predominantly in women. It is characterized by SHOULDER PAIN; JOINT INSTABILITY; and the presence of crystalline CALCIUM PHOSPHATES in the SYNOVIAL FLUID. It is associated with ROTATOR CUFF INJURIES.

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