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Mechanisms of fatty degeneration in massive rotator cuff tears.
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PMID:  22244060     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Fatty degeneration of chronically injured muscle is a commonly recognized consequence of massive rotator cuff tears. Current surgical treatments are unable to alter or reverse the progression of fatty degeneration and are associated with poor functional outcomes in these patients. Therefore, a better understanding of the pathophysiology of fatty degeneration is required. As such, recent discoveries in stem cell biology and new animal models have significantly advanced our understanding of the cellular and molecular basis of fatty degeneration. Future studies will facilitate development of novel treatments to prevent the progression of fatty degeneration and improve muscle regeneration in patients with massive rotator cuff tears.
Jason R Kang; Ranjan Gupta
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery / American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons ... [et al.]     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1532-6500     ISO Abbreviation:  J Shoulder Elbow Surg     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9206499     Medline TA:  J Shoulder Elbow Surg     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  175-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Board of Trustees. Published by Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA.
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