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Rotator Cuff Tears in Hemiplegic Shoulder

2014-07-24 14:11:10 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of the study is to evaluate the prevalence of rotator cuff tears in the shoulders of hemiplegic patients of different severity.

Description

Rotator cuff tears are often suspected to contribute hemiplegic shoulder pain. However, it is controversial whether their incidence increases in hemiplegia. Based on the postulate that muscle weakness in hemiplegia predisposes rotator cuff injury due to biomechanical failure, this study aims to investigate whether the rotator cuff tears are associated with the muscle strength of the shoulder by observing hemiplegic shoulders of varying degree of paresis.

Study Design

Observational Model: Case-Only, Time Perspective: Prospective

Conditions

Hemiplegia

Location

Seoul National University Hospital
Seoul
Korea, Republic of

Status

Recruiting

Source

Seoul National University Hospital

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-24T14:11:10-0400

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