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Surgically repaired massive rotator cuff tears: MRI of tendon integrity, muscle fatty degeneration, and muscle atrophy correlated with intraoperative and clinical findings.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
AJR. American journal of roentgenology
Publication Date
Volume
184
Issue
5
Pages
1456–1463
Identifiers
PMID: 15855096
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Open repair of massive rotator cuff tears may reach a favorable outcome in a significant proportion of patients, despite a high rate of recurrent or residual tears. Oblique coronal sizes of the recurrent or residual tear of less than or equal to 34 mm and postoperative fatty degenerations of infraspinatus muscle of less than or equal to 2 may allow a favorable outcome.

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