About this Journal Submit a Manuscript Table of Contents
Radiology Research and Practice
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 128353, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/128353
Research Article

Correlation between Rotator Cuff Tears and Systemic Atherosclerotic Disease

1Department of Radiology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Room AG 278, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada M4N 3M5
2Department of Diagnostic Imaging, The Ottawa Hospital—General Campus, 501 Smyth Road, Ottawa, ON, Canada K1H 8L6
3Department of Radiology, NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, 6th Floor, 301 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003, USA

Received 4 July 2011; Accepted 17 August 2011

Academic Editor: Ali Guermazi

Copyright © 2011 Andrea Donovan et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. C. S. Neer II, “Anterior acromioplasty for the chronic impingement syndrome in the shoulder: a preliminary report,” Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, vol. 54, no. 1, pp. 41–50, 1972. View at Scopus
  2. E. Y. Chang, D. A. Moses, J. S. Babb, and M. E. Schweitzer, “Shoulder impingement: objective 3D shape analysis of acromial morphologic features,” Radiology, vol. 239, no. 2, pp. 497–505, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  3. R. L. Worland, D. Lee, C. G. Orozco, F. SozaRex, and J. Keenan, “Correlation of age, acromial morphology, and rotator cuff tear pathology diagnosed by ultrasound in asymptomatic patients,” Journal of the Southern Orthopaedic Association, vol. 12, pp. 23–26, 2003.
  4. S. Ogata and H. K. Uhthoff, “Acromial enthesopathy and rotator cuff tear. A radiologic and histologic postmortem investigation of the coracoacromial arch,” Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, no. 254, pp. 39–48, 1990. View at Scopus
  5. H. Fukuda, K. Hamada, and K. Yamanaka, “Pathology and pathogenesis of bursal-side rotator cuff tears viewed from en bloc histologic sections,” Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, no. 254, pp. 75–80, 1990. View at Scopus
  6. T. Hashimoto, K. Nobuhara, and T. Hamada, “Pathologic evidence of degeneration as a primary cause of rotator cuff tear,” Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, no. 415, pp. 111–120, 2003. View at Scopus
  7. T. Pufe, W. J. Petersen, R. Mentlein, and B. N. Tillmann, “The role of vasculature and angiogenesis for the pathogenesis of degenerative tendons disease,” Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 211–222, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  8. J. S. Sher, J. W. Uribe, A. Posada, B. J. Murphy, and M. B. Zlatkin, “Abnormal findings on magnetic resonance images of asymptomatic shoulders,” Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, vol. 77, no. 1, pp. 10–15, 1995. View at Scopus
  9. S. Tempelhof, S. Rupp, and R. Seil, “Age-related prevalence of rotator cuff tears in asymptomatic shoulders,” Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 296–299, 1999. View at Scopus
  10. C. Iribarren, S. Sidney, B. Sternfeld, and W. S. Browner, “Calcification of the aortic arch: risk factors and association with coronary heart disease, stroke, and peripheral vascular disease,” Journal of the American Medical Association, vol. 283, no. 21, pp. 2810–2815, 2000. View at Scopus
  11. M. Post, R. Silver, and M. Singh, “Rotator cuff tear. Diagnosis and treatment,” Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, vol. 173, pp. 78–91, 1983. View at Scopus
  12. J. Li, H. K. Galvin, S. C. Johnson, C. S. Langston, J. Sclamberg, and C. A. Preston, “Aortic calcification on plain chest radiography increases risk for coronary artery disease,” Chest, vol. 121, no. 5, pp. 1468–1471, 2002. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  13. J. R. Landis and G. G. Koch, “The measurement of observer agreement for categorical data,” Biometrics, vol. 33, no. 1, pp. 159–174, 1977. View at Scopus
  14. L. U. Bigliani, J. B. Ticker, E. L. Flatow, L. J. Soslowsky, and V. C. Mow, “The relationship of acromial architecture to rotator cuff disease,” Clinics in Sports Medicine, vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 823–838, 1991. View at Scopus
  15. P. Biberthaler, E. Wiedemann, A. Nerlich et al., “Microcirculation associated with degenerative rotator cuff lesions. In vivo assessment with orthogonal polarization spectral imaging during arthroscopy of the shoulder,” Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, vol. 85, no. 3, pp. 475–480, 2003. View at Scopus
  16. H. F. Moseley and I. Goldie, “The Arterial Pattern of the Rotator Cuff of the Shoulder,” The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, vol. 45, pp. 780–789, 1963. View at Scopus
  17. R. S. Adler, S. Fealy, J. R. Rudzki et al., “Rotator cuff in asymptomatic volunteers: contrast-enhanced US depiction of intratendinous and peritendinous vascularity,” Radiology, vol. 248, no. 3, pp. 954–961, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  18. O. Levy, J. Relwani, T. Zaman, T. Even, B. Venkateswaran, and S. Copeland, “Measurement of blood flow in the rotator cuff using laser Doppler flowmetry,” Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, vol. 90, no. 7, pp. 893–898, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  19. C. Lehman, F. Cuomo, F. J. Kummer, and J. D. Zuckerman, “The incidence of full thickness rotator cuff tears in a large cadaveric population,” Bulletin, vol. 54, no. 1, pp. 30–31, 1995. View at Scopus
  20. J. R. Rudzki, R. S. Adler, R. F. Warren et al., “Contrast-enhanced ultrasound characterization of the vascularity of the rotator cuff tendon: age- and activity-related changes in the intact asymptomatic rotator cuff,” Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, vol. 17, supplement 1, pp. S96–S100, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  21. K. M. Baumgarten, D. Gerlach, L. M. Galatz et al., “Cigarette smoking increases the risk for rotator cuff tears,” Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, vol. 468, no. 6, pp. 1534–1541, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  22. U. G. Longo, F. Franceschi, F. Spiezia, F. Forriol, N. Maffulli, and V. Denaro, “Triglycerides and total serum cholesterol in rotator cuff tears: do they matter?” British Journal of Sports Medicine, vol. 44, no. 13, pp. 948–951, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  23. A. M. Wendelboe, K. T. Hegmann, L. H. Gren, S. C. Alder, G. L. White Jr., and J. L. Lyon, “Associations between body-mass index and surgery for rotator cuff tendinitis,” Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, vol. 86, no. 4, pp. 743–747, 2004. View at Scopus
  24. R. Danielsen, H. Sigvaldason, G. Thorgeirsson, and N. Sigfusson, “Predominance of aortic calcification as an atherosclerotic manifestation in women: the Reykjavik study,” Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, vol. 49, pp. 383–387, 1996.
  25. L. I. Kauppila, T. McAlindon, S. Evans, P. W. Wilson, D. Kiel, and D. T. Felson, “Disc degeneration/back pain and calcification of the abdominal aorta. A 25-year follow-up study in Framingham,” Spine, vol. 22, pp. 1642–1649, 1997.
  26. L. C. Hofbauer, C. C. Brueck, C. M. Shanahan, M. Schoppet, and H. Dobnig, “Vascular calcification and osteoporosis—from clinical observation towards molecular understanding,” Osteoporosis International, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 251–259, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  27. C. H. Brooks, W. J. Revell, and F. W. Heatley, “A quantitative histological study of the vascularity of the rotator cuff tendon,” Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, vol. 74, no. 1, pp. 151–153, 1992. View at Scopus
  28. J. B. Rathbun and I. Macnab, “The microvascular pattern of the rotator cuff,” Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, vol. 52, no. 3, pp. 540–553, 1970. View at Scopus
  29. R. H. Rothman and W. W. Parke, “The vascular anatomy of the rotator cuff,” Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, vol. 41, pp. 176–186, 1965. View at Scopus
  30. P. L. Robertson, M. E. Schweitzer, D. G. Mitchell et al., “Rotator cuff disorders: interobserver and intraobserver variation in diagnosis with MR imaging,” Radiology, vol. 194, no. 3, pp. 831–835, 1995. View at Scopus
  31. H. Alfredson, H. Harstad, S. Haugen, and L. Ohberg, “Sclerosing polidocanol injections to treat chronic painful shoulder impingement syndrome-results of a two-centre collaborative pilot study,” Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, vol. 14, pp. 1321–1326, 2006.