• Inflammatory, metabolic factors may be associated with concurrent hand OA, rotator cuff tears

    1 month ago - By Healio

    Patients with hand osteoarthritis with higher serum high-sensitive C-reactive protein and low HDL levels may have a higher prevalence of concurrent rotator cuff tears, according to published results.
    To estimate the prevalence of and evaluate the factors associated with the prevalence of rotator cuff tears and hand OA, researchers obtained plain radiography of both hands, MRI of both shoulders and serum levels of high-sensitive CRP and HDL among 1,150 participants in the rural area of South Korea between June 2013 and December 2015. Researchers diagnosed hand OA and rotator cuff tears by
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