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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