Measurement of blood flow in the rotator cuff using laser Doppler flowmetry.

  title={Measurement of blood flow in the rotator cuff using laser Doppler flowmetry.},
  author={Ofer Levy and Jai Relwani and Tarique Zaman and Tirtza Even and Balachandran Venkateswaran and Stephen Copeland},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  volume={90 7},
The aim of this study was to define the microcirculation of the normal rotator cuff during arthroscopic surgery and investigate whether it is altered in diseased cuff tissue. Blood flow was measured intra-operatively by laser Doppler flowmetry. We investigated six different zones of each rotator cuff during the arthroscopic examination of 56 consecutive patients undergoing investigation for impingement, cuff tears or instability; there were 336 measurements overall. The mean laser Doppler… CONTINUE READING
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