Pathology and pathogenesis of bursal-side rotator cuff tears viewed from en bloc histologic sections.

@article{Fukuda1990PathologyAP,
  title={Pathology and pathogenesis of bursal-side rotator cuff tears viewed from en bloc histologic sections.},
  author={Hiroaki Fukuda and Kazutoshi Hamada and Kazuyoshi Yamanaka},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={1990},
  volume={254},
  pages={75-80}
}
Histologic sections from 12 en bloc surgical specimens were studied in order to clarify the pathogenesis of bursal-side rotator cuff tears (BSRCTs). The specimens consisted of the bony insertion, the partially torn area, and the musculotendinous junction of the supraspinatus tendon. There were eight men and four women, with an average age of 48.7 years. Trauma was noted in three instances. All patients exhibited clinical evidence of subacromial impingement, which was confirmed at surgery… CONTINUE READING