Compensatory muscle activation in patients with glenohumeral cuff tears

@inproceedings{Steenbrink2010CompensatoryMA,
  title={Compensatory muscle activation in patients with glenohumeral cuff tears},
  author={Franciscus Steenbrink},
  year={2010}
}
Patients suffering tendon tears in the glenohumeral cuff muscles show activation of muscles which pull the arm downwards during arm elevation tasks. This so-called co-activation deviates from healthy controls and is triggered by pain. Goal of this thesis was to demonstrate that deviating muscle activation in patients with glenohumeral cuff tears is related to shoulder instability. We hypothesized that they are compensatory for lost glenohumeral cuff functions, and restrict arm functionality… CONTINUE READING