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Genetic influences in the progression of tears of the rotator cuff.

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The aim of this study was to investigate genetic influences on the development and progression of tears of the rotator cuff. From a group of siblings of patients with a tear of the rotator cuff and of controls studied five years earlier, we determined the prevalence of tears of the rotator cuff with and without associated symptoms using ultrasound and the Oxford Shoulder Score. In the five years since the previous assessment, three of 62 (4.8%) of the sibling group and one of the 68 (1.5%) co...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
Watkins, B More by this author
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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
Auplish, S More by this author
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Journal:
The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume
Volume:
91
Issue:
7
Pages:
915-917
Publication date:
2009-07-05
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ISSN:
0301-620X
URN:
uuid:4729b8e9-0308-4620-9e09-d56ea6672608
Source identifiers:
103894
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pubs:103894

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