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Etiologic Factors of Rotator Cuff Disease in Elderly: Modifiable Factors in Addition to Known Demographic Factors

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Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Yangsan-si 50612, Korea
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Woon-gok Liberal Arts Education College, Halla University, Wonju-si 26404, Korea
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Department of Orthopedics, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Yangsan-si 50612, Korea
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Research Institute for Convergence of Biomedical Science and Technology, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Yangsan-si 50612, Korea
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19(6), 3715; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19063715
Received: 21 February 2022 / Revised: 17 March 2022 / Accepted: 18 March 2022 / Published: 21 March 2022
With the aging society, musculoskeletal degenerative diseases are becoming a burden on society, and rotator cuff disease is one of these degenerative diseases. The purpose of this study was to examine the incidence of shoulder osteoarthritis and the etiologic factors of rotator cuff disease in the Korean elderly population. A total of 102 patients performing ultrasonography were recruited, and their demographic factors were analyzed. As functional factors, visual analog scale and the peak torque of external and internal rotators of the shoulder using an isokinetic dynamometer were measured. As an anatomical factor, the acromiohumeral distance in the plain radiograph of the glenohumeral anterior-posterior view was used. There were more female patients (65.7%) than male patients (34.3%). The age range with the highest number of respondents was 50–59 years old. The mean visual analogue score was 4.09 (Min 1 to Max 9). Age and dominant hand side factors appear to be the crucial etiologic factors of the presence and severity of rotator cuff disease. The lower net value of the external rotator strength is weakly related to the presence of rotator cuff disease after adjusting for age, and this is the only modifiable factor in the study. View Full-Text
Keywords: rotator cuff disease; etiology; isokinetic strength; osteoarthritis; elderly rotator cuff disease; etiology; isokinetic strength; osteoarthritis; elderly
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Son, J.H.; Seo, Z.W.; Choi, W.; Lee, Y.-Y.; Kang, S.-W.; Lee, C.-H. Etiologic Factors of Rotator Cuff Disease in Elderly: Modifiable Factors in Addition to Known Demographic Factors. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19, 3715. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19063715

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Son JH, Seo ZW, Choi W, Lee Y-Y, Kang S-W, Lee C-H. Etiologic Factors of Rotator Cuff Disease in Elderly: Modifiable Factors in Addition to Known Demographic Factors. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2022; 19(6):3715. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19063715

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Son, Ju Hyun, Zee Won Seo, Woosik Choi, Youn-Young Lee, Suk-Woong Kang, and Chang-Hyung Lee. 2022. "Etiologic Factors of Rotator Cuff Disease in Elderly: Modifiable Factors in Addition to Known Demographic Factors" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 19, no. 6: 3715. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19063715

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