The influence of rotator cuff disease on the results of shoulder arthroplasty for primary osteoarthritis: results of a multicenter study.

@article{Edwards2002TheIO,
  title={The influence of rotator cuff disease on the results of shoulder arthroplasty for primary osteoarthritis: results of a multicenter study.},
  author={Thomas Bradley Edwards and Aziz Boulahia and Jean-Francois Kempf and Pascal Boileau and Chantal N{\'e}moz and Gilles Walch},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2002},
  volume={84-A 12},
  pages={2240-8}
}
BACKGROUND Rotator cuff disease is uncommon in primary glenohumeral osteoarthritis. Consequently, the prognostic implications of rotator cuff disease in patients undergoing prosthetic replacement for the treatment of primary glenohumeral osteoarthritis are uncertain. The purpose of this study was to report the effects of the condition of the supraspinatus tendon and the rotator cuff musculature on the results of shoulder arthroplasty in the treatment of primary osteoarthritis. METHODS Five… CONTINUE READING
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