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Augmentation strategies in rotator cuff repair

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Rotator cuff repair surgery is commonly performed for symptomatic tears failing to resolve with conservative measures. This thesis investigated the healing rate following rotator cuff repair, and the influence of age and tear size. Patient tissue responses to 2 commercially available biological patches used in cuff repair were subsequently investigated. Finally, safety and efficacy of 2 novel biodegradable polymeric scaffolds to repair an ovine tendon defect, was investigated.

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Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology, and Musculoskeletal Sciences
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Type of award:
DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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