Prevalence of peripheral neurologic injuries in rotator cuff tears with atrophy.

@article{Vad2003PrevalenceOP,
  title={Prevalence of peripheral neurologic injuries in rotator cuff tears with atrophy.},
  author={Vijay B. Vad and Daniel Noel Southern and Russell F. Warren and David W. Altchek and D. Grande Dines},
  journal={Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={12 4},
  pages={333-6}
}
The purpose of this study is to define the prevalence of peripheral nerve injury associated with full-thickness tears of the rotator cuff presenting with shoulder muscle atrophy. Twenty-five patients with the diagnosis of full-thickness rotator cuff tear were included. Electrodiagnostic testing, including nerve conduction studies and needle examination, was performed on all patients. There were 7 abnormal electromyographic examinations. The most common diagnosis was upper trunk brachial… CONTINUE READING