Status: Active, not recruiting
Keywords: Apoptosis , Tumor Suppressor , Genes , Rotator Cuff Tendon , Tears
IRB Number: 00068284
Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery
Sub Specialties: Shoulder and Elbow, Orthopaedic Trauma
The purpose of the study is to evaluate tissue samples from torn rotator cuff tendons for the presence and amount of apoptosis as well as the expression of candidate genes. We will compare the case samples to control rotator cuff tendon tissue from patients undergoing fracture surgery.