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Synthetic augmentation for massive rotator cuff tears.
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PMID:  22089286     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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.
Umile Giuseppe Longo; Alfredo Lamberti; Wasim S Khan; Nicola Maffulli; Vincenzo Denaro
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Sports medicine and arthroscopy review     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1538-1951     ISO Abbreviation:  Sports Med Arthrosc     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9315689     Medline TA:  Sports Med Arthrosc     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  360-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
*Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Bio-Medico University, Via Alvaro del Portillo, Trigoria Rome, Italy †University College London Institute of Orthopaedic and Musculoskeletal Sciences, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, Middlesex, UK ‡Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Queen Mary University of London, Barts §The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Mile End Hospital, Bancroft Road, London, England.
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