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Funded Project Details - FY2021




Project Number:

I01CX001388-05
Title: Quantitative Magnetic Resonance and Ultrasound Imaging of Human Rotator Cuff Muscle and Tendon
Principal Investigator:

Eric Y Chang

Location: San Diego, CA
Congressional District Code: 52
Research Service: Clinical Science R&D
Project Period: July 2020 - June 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $292,911
Total Award Amount
(all years):
$1,164,407
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER
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Excerpt:

The rotator cuff (RC) is the primary dynamic stabilizer of the glenohumeral joint and dysfunction can lead to abnormal joint kinematics through loss of force couples, deterioration of shoulder function, and ultimately cartilage degeneration and cuff arthropathy. Full-thickness RC tendon tears are common, occurring in >20% of the adult population, and when non-operative management fails, surgical repair is often performed. Although muscle fibrosis and tendon degeneration are important variables t...



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