The tension required at repair to reappose the supraspinatus tendon to bone rapidly increases after injury.

@article{Gimbel2004TheTR,
  title={The tension required at repair to reappose the supraspinatus tendon to bone rapidly increases after injury.},
  author={Jonathan A. Gimbel and Samir Mehta and Jonathan P Van Kleunen and Gerald R. Williams and Louis J Soslowsky},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2004},
  volume={426},
  pages={258-65}
}
Rotator cuff tears occur frequently and can cause significant pain and reduced shoulder function. A high percentage of patients are satisfied after surgical repair of rotator cuff tears, but a smaller percentage of patients with chronic tears continue to have pain and poor shoulder function. This may be partly attributable to an increase in the repair tension, the force required at repair to reappose the tendon to its original insertion site on the humerus. Increases in repair tension have been… CONTINUE READING

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