Augmentation of Rotator Cuff Repair With Soft Tissue Scaffolds

@inproceedings{Thangarajah2015AugmentationOR,
  title={Augmentation of Rotator Cuff Repair With Soft Tissue Scaffolds},
  author={Tanujan Thangarajah and Catherine J. Pendegrass and Shirin Shahbazi and Simon M. Lambert and Susan C. Alexander and Gordon W. Blunn},
  booktitle={Orthopaedic journal of sports medicine},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND Tears of the rotator cuff are one of the most common tendon disorders. Treatment often includes surgical repair, but the rate of failure to gain or maintain healing has been reported to be as high as 94%. This has been substantially attributed to the inadequate capacity of tendon to heal once damaged, particularly to bone at the enthesis. A number of strategies have been developed to improve tendon-bone healing, tendon-tendon healing, and tendon regeneration. Scaffolds have received… CONTINUE READING
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