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Magnetic resonance imaging of arthroscopic supraspinatus tendon repair.

Authors
  • Liem, Dennis
  • Lichtenberg, Sven
  • Magosch, Petra
  • Habermeyer, Peter
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2007
Volume
89
Issue
8
Pages
1770–1776
Identifiers
PMID: 17671017
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

The clinical and structural results of arthroscopic repairs of isolated supraspinatus tears are equal to those reported following open repair. Fatty infiltration and muscle atrophy cannot be reversed by successful arthroscopic repair. Higher degrees of muscular atrophy and fatty infiltration preoperatively are associated with recurrence of the tear as well as progression of fatty infiltration and muscular atrophy and an inferior clinical result.

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