AJSM February 2019 Podcast: Effects of Estrogen-Deficient State on Rotator Cuff Healing

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To evaluate the effect of the estrogen-deficient state on tendon-to-bone healing after rotator cuff repair in an ovariectomized rat model.

The estrogen-deficient state by ovariectomy, compared with control rats, led to decreased biomechanical properties and poor development of chondroid tissue that influenced the repair of the tendon insertion after surgery.

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