Symptomatic progression of asymptomatic rotator cuff tears: a prospective study of clinical and sonographic variables.

@article{Mall2010SymptomaticPO,
  title={Symptomatic progression of asymptomatic rotator cuff tears: a prospective study of clinical and sonographic variables.},
  author={Nathan A. Mall and H. Mike Kim and Jay D. Keener and Karen Steger-May and Sharlene A. Teefey and William D. Middleton and Georgia Stobbs and Ken Yamaguchi},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2010},
  volume={92 16},
  pages={2623-33}
}
BACKGROUND The purposes of this study were to identify changes in tear dimensions, shoulder function, and glenohumeral kinematics when an asymptomatic rotator cuff tear becomes painful and to identify characteristics of individuals who develop pain compared with those who remain asymptomatic. METHODS A cohort of 195 subjects with an asymptomatic rotator cuff tear was prospectively monitored for pain development and examined annually for changes in various parameters such as tear size, fatty… CONTINUE READING

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