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Partial Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears: Treatment

It is important to understand that not all full thickness rotator cuff tears are alike, and that some complete tears are compatible with excellent function and minimal discomfort. Armed with biomechanical models, basic engineering principles, and kinematic studies of patients with known rotator cuff tears, Burkhart defined the “functional rotator cuff tear.”

His reasoning was […]

Periarticular Ligamentous Tissue: A Biochemical and Physiologic Assessment-Collagen in Tendons and Ligaments

Collagen is the major protein in ligaments and tendons, and it is not a single entity. It is the single most abundant animal protein in mammals, accounting for up to 30% of all proteins. The collagen molecules, after being secreted by the cells, assemble into characteristic fibers responsible for the functional integrity of tissues such […]

Periarticular Ligamentous Tissue: A Biochemical and Physiologic Assessment-Key Points

Key Points

Although tendons and ligaments are composed primarily of fibrillar collagens, they have entirely different functions. Tendons are a conduit, connecting muscle to bone. Ligaments are short bands of fibrous tissue that bind bone to bone. Collagen is the single most abundant animal protein in mammals. Collagen molecules assemble into characteristic fibers responsible for […]

Elbow, wrist and hand

Wrist and hand rehabilitation

Because the function of the wrist and hand is essential to daily activities, special care is needed to avoid compromising the functional integrity of these structures. In addition to range-of-motion and strengthening exercises, attention should be paid to dexterity exercises and to tactile senses. The wrist and hand are a series […]