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Reconstruction of chronic massive rotator cuff tears with synthetic materials.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3955946     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Synthetic materials for repairing experimental massive rotator cuff tears were investigated in 60 rats. The same materials were investigated for massive rotator cuff ruptures in 25 patients. The materials were well tolerated when used for repair of torn segments of the musculotendinous cuff. Of 25 patients with massive rotator cuff tears, 23 had satisfactory functional results. The muscle strength tests on tendons repaired with Teflon felt (which was thicker than the other materials) were superior to results of repairs with other materials; 3-5 mm proved to be the optimum thickness of Teflon felt used for repair of the musculotendinous cuff.
J Ozaki; S Fujimoto; K Masuhara; S Tamai; S Yoshimoto
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical orthopaedics and related research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0009-921X     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Orthop. Relat. Res.     Publication Date:  1986 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-04-28     Completed Date:  1986-04-28     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0075674     Medline TA:  Clin Orthop Relat Res     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  173-83     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Fibroblasts / ultrastructure
Middle Aged
Polytetrafluoroethylene / therapeutic use*
Postoperative Care
Shoulder Joint / surgery*
Tendon Injuries
Tendons / surgery*,  ultrastructure
Tensile Strength
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