Prevalence of rotator cuff tear in paraplegic patients compared with controls.

@article{Akbar2010PrevalenceOR,
  title={Prevalence of rotator cuff tear in paraplegic patients compared with controls.},
  author={Michael Akbar and Gabriel Balean and Manuela Brunner and Thorsten M Seyler and Thomas Bruckner and Judith Munzinger and Thomas Grieser and Hans Juergen Gerner and Markus Loew},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2010},
  volume={92 1},
  pages={23-30}
}
BACKGROUND Musculoskeletal injuries of the shoulder in paraplegic patients with long-term survival can result from overuse and/or inappropriate use of wheelchairs. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the prevalence and risk of pathological changes in the weight-bearing shoulder girdle of paraplegic patients who have been wheelchair-dependent for more than thirty years in comparison with able-bodied volunteers. METHODS One hundred paraplegic patients were matched for sex and age… CONTINUE READING