Factors affecting rotator cuff healing after arthroscopic repair: osteoporosis as one of the independent risk factors.

@article{Chung2011FactorsAR,
  title={Factors affecting rotator cuff healing after arthroscopic repair: osteoporosis as one of the independent risk factors.},
  author={Seok Won Chung and Joo Han Oh and Hyun Sik Gong and Joon Yub Kim and Sae Hoon Kim},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={39 10},
  pages={2099-107}
}
BACKGROUND The prognostic factors associated with structural outcome after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair have not yet been fully determined. HYPOTHESIS The hypothesis of this study was that bone mineral density (BMD) is an important prognostic factor affecting rotator cuff healing after arthroscopic cuff repair. STUDY DESIGN Cohort study; Level of evidence, 3. METHODS Among 408 patients who underwent arthroscopic repair for full-thickness rotator cuff tear between January 2004 and July… CONTINUE READING

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