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Muscle structure and function in older adults with a rotator cuff tear

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Muscle structure and function in older adults with a rotator cuff tear
author
Vidt, Meghan Elise
abstract
Rotator cuff tears are a highly prevalent musculoskeletal injury affecting 20-50% of older adults, and prevalence increases with more advanced age. Symptoms of a rotator cuff tear include muscle atrophy, fatty infiltration, decreased strength, and a loss of functional ability. However, a healthy aging process is also associated with atrophy, reduced strength, and declines in physical function. The goals of this dissertation were to understand how muscle volume and strength are affected with healthy aging, and how the symptoms of a rotator cuff tear may further compound age-associated changes to muscle morphology, strength, and function.
subject
activities of daily living
aging
musculoskeletal
rotator cuff tear
upper limb
contributor
Saul, Katherine R (committee chair)
Smith, Thomas L (committee member)
Marsh, Anthony P (committee member)
Madigan, Michael L (committee member)
Sparks, Jessica L (committee member)
date
2014-07-10T08:35:26Z (accessioned)
2015-07-10T08:30:11Z (available)
2014 (issued)
degree
Biomedical Engineering (discipline)
embargo
2015-07-10 (terms)
identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/39257 (uri)
language
en (iso)
publisher
Wake Forest University
type
Dissertation

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