Healing of Rotator Cuff Tears / Repair

- Discussion: 
    - rotator cuff anatomy 
    - etilogy of tear and frequency of tear 
    - partial rotator cuff tear
    - how do RTC tears heal?
    - arthroscopic vs open rotator cuff repair
    - biology of tendon healing to bone

- references:
                 - Histological evaluation of repair of the rotator cuff in a primate model
                 - Repair integrity and functional outcome after arthroscopic double-row rotator cuff repair. A prospective outcome study.
                 - Study identifies new complication linked to rotator cuff repairs using suture bridge technique
                 - Proximal Humeral Migration in Shoulders with Symptomatic and Asymptomatic Rotator Cuff Tear
                 - Arthroscopic Repair of Full-Thickness Tears of the Supraspinatus: Does the Tendon Really Heal?
                 - Repair of partial-thickness rotator cuff tears: a biomechanical analysis of footprint contact pressure and strength in an ovine model. 
                 - Diabetes mellitus impairs tendon-bone healing after rotator cuff repair
                 - Predictive Factors of Subtle Residual Shoulder Symptoms After Transtendinous Arthroscopic Cuff Repair: A Clinical Study
                 - Temporal evolution of MRI findings after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair.
                 - Fatty infiltration and atrophy of the rotator cuff do not improve after rotator cuff repair and correlate with poor functional outcome.
                 - Rapid isolation of human stem cells (connective tissue progenitor cells) from the proximal humerus during arthroscopic rotator cuff surgery.
                 - Chronic rotator cuff injury and repair model in sheep.
                 - Changes in rotator cuff muscle volume, fat content, and passive mechanics after chronic detachment in a canine model.
                 - Functional outcome and structural integrity following mini-open repair of large and massive rotator cuff tears: a 3-5 year follow-up study.
                 - Repair integrity and functional outcome after arthroscopic double-row rotator cuff repair. A prospective outcome study.
                 - Arthroscopic repair of full-thickness tears of the supraspinatus: does the tendon really heal?

Painkillers May Slow Rotator Cuff Healing

Doxycycline-mediated inhibition of matrix metalloproteinases improves healing after rotator cuff repair

Indomethacin and celecoxib impair rotator cuff tendon-to-bone healing

The effect of matrix metalloproteinase inhibition on tendon-to-bone healing in a rotator cuff repair model.

Comparison of debridement versus suture in large rotator cuff tears: long-term study of 64 shoulders

Arthroscopic debridement of full-thickness tears of the rotator cuff: a retrospective multicenter study of 283 cases with 3-year follow-up

Small full-thickness tears do well ten to thirteen years after arthroscopic subacromial decompression

Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 4:32 pm