Bone mineralization changes of the glenoid in shoulders with symptomatic rotator cuff tear

Bone mineralization changes of the glenoid in shoulders with symptomatic rotator cuff tear Purpose Computed tomography osteoabsorptiometry (CTO) is a method to analyze the stress distribution in joints by measuring the subchondral bone density. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the bone mineralization changes of the glenoid in shoulders with rotator cuff tears by CTO and to evaluate whether rotator cuff tears are associated with stress changes in the glenoid. Methods In total, 32 patients, who were diagnosed with unilateral rotator cuff tears and underwent arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, were enrolled in this study. They underwent CT scanning of both shoulders pre-operatively and the glenoid was evaluated using CTO. Hounsfield units (HU) in seven areas of the glenoid were compared between the affected and unaffected sides. Results The central area of the glenoid on the affected side had significantly lower HU than on the unaffected side among all patients. Focusing on the rotator cuff tear size and the subscapularis tendon, only patients with larger cuff tears or with subscapularis tendon tears showed significantly lower HU in the central area of the affected side. Conclusions This study showed a decrease in bone mineralization density in the central glenoid in shoulders with rotator cuff tear. This change was observed in the case http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Orthopaedics Springer Journals

Bone mineralization changes of the glenoid in shoulders with symptomatic rotator cuff tear

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Springer Journals
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Copyright © 2018 by SICOT aisbl
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Orthopedics
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0341-2695
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1432-5195
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00264-018-4004-x
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Abstract

Purpose Computed tomography osteoabsorptiometry (CTO) is a method to analyze the stress distribution in joints by measuring the subchondral bone density. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the bone mineralization changes of the glenoid in shoulders with rotator cuff tears by CTO and to evaluate whether rotator cuff tears are associated with stress changes in the glenoid. Methods In total, 32 patients, who were diagnosed with unilateral rotator cuff tears and underwent arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, were enrolled in this study. They underwent CT scanning of both shoulders pre-operatively and the glenoid was evaluated using CTO. Hounsfield units (HU) in seven areas of the glenoid were compared between the affected and unaffected sides. Results The central area of the glenoid on the affected side had significantly lower HU than on the unaffected side among all patients. Focusing on the rotator cuff tear size and the subscapularis tendon, only patients with larger cuff tears or with subscapularis tendon tears showed significantly lower HU in the central area of the affected side. Conclusions This study showed a decrease in bone mineralization density in the central glenoid in shoulders with rotator cuff tear. This change was observed in the case

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International OrthopaedicsSpringer Journals

Published: Jun 6, 2018

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