Genetic influences in the aetiology of tears of the rotator cuff. Sibling risk of a full-thickness tear.

@article{Harvie2004GeneticII,
  title={Genetic influences in the aetiology of tears of the rotator cuff. Sibling risk of a full-thickness tear.},
  author={Paul Harvie and Simon J. Ostlere and James Keng Soon Teh and Eugene G. McNally and Kim Clipsham and Ben J. Burston and Thomas Pollard and Andrew Carr},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  year={2004},
  volume={86 5},
  pages={696-700}
}
From a retrospective, cohort study of 205 patients diagnosed with full-thickness tears of the rotator cuff, we determined, using ultrasound, the prevalence of such tears in their 129 siblings. Using 150 spouses as controls, the relative risk of full-thickness tears in siblings versus controls was 2.42 (95% CI 1.77 to 3.31). The relative risk of symptomatic full-thickness tears in siblings versus controls was 4.65 (95% CI 2.42 to 8.63). The significantly increased risk for tears in siblings… CONTINUE READING
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