Dynamic ultrasound of rotator cuff muscles
Project management at the University of Würzburg:
Dynamic ultrasound of the infraspinatus and supraspinatus muscle was reported and classified first in 1998 by our group.
In the first sub-study the reliability and reproducibility of the method was analysed, showing good inter- and intra-observer values.
In the second sub-study a prospective evaluation of the different muscle contraction patterns and their effect on the outcome of rotator cuff repairs was analysed.
In the third sub-study the effect of the different muscle contraction patterns on the outcome of rotator cuff repairs in massive rotator cuff tears was analysed.
Projekt period: from 06.1997 to 05.2003