Can Supraspinatus Tears Contribute to Acquired Subcoracoid Impingement? A Radiological Study of Anterosuperior Cuff Tears

SUMMARY Backgroud. Many subscapularis (SubS) lesions represent the result of the progression of anterosuperior cuff tears, although their pathophysiology is still relatively unknown. The goal of this paper was to determine the influence of supraspinatus tears in the development of subcoracoid impingement and therefore SubS tears. Methods. This is a retrospective, controlled and single-blinded study. We analyzed 301 patients … Continued

Healing of partial-thickness rotator cuff tears following arthroscopic augmentation with a highly-porous collagen implant: a 5-year clinical and MRI follow-up

Background. The purpose of this study was to review patients with intermediate- and high-grade partial-thickness rotator cuff tears at 5 years following insertion of a highly- porous collagen implant on the bursal surface of the cuff to determine the durability of the clinical results and structural integrity of the healed tendons compared to their previously … Continued