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Synthetic augmentation for massive rotator cuff tears.

Longo, UG; Lamberti, A; Khan, WS; Maffulli, N; Denaro, V; (2011) Synthetic augmentation for massive rotator cuff tears. Sports Med Arthrosc , 19 (4) 360 - 365. 10.1097/JSA.0b013e318224e359.

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The management of massive, irreparable rotator cuff tears is challenging. They are associated with persistent defects, weakness, and poor outcomes, and can cause an uncoupling of forces across the glenohumeral joint, with unstable shoulder kinematics. There has been much interest in the development of scaffolds to bridge massive rotator cuff tears. As allograft materials may produce inflammatory responses in the host, there is notable interest in developing synthetic grafts for surgical use. Benefits and limitations of the available synthetic scaffolds for augmentation of rotator cuff tears are reported in the present review.

Type: Article
Title: Synthetic augmentation for massive rotator cuff tears.
Location: United States
DOI: 10.1097/JSA.0b013e318224e359
Language: English
Keywords: Animals, Biomechanical Phenomena, Dogs, Goats, Humans, Joint Instability, Rabbits, Rats, Rotator Cuff, Severity of Illness Index, Sheep, Shoulder, Tendon Injuries, Tissue Scaffolds, Treatment Outcome
UCL classification: UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Surgery and Interventional Science (Division of)
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1353564
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