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Br J Sports Med. 2010 Oct;44(13):948-51. doi: 10.1136/bjsm.2008.056440. Epub 2009 Apr 8.

Triglycerides and total serum cholesterol in rotator cuff tears: do they matter?

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  • 1Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, University Campus Bio-Medico of Rome, Rome, Italy.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

In this study, the serum triglycerides and total serum cholesterol levels in patients with rotator cuff tear were determined.

DESIGN:

Frequency-matched case-control study. Setting University teaching hospital.

PARTICIPANTS:

240 individuals who were operated on at our institution were included in the study. 120 patients (45 men and 75 women; mean age 64.86 years, range 40 to 83 years) who underwent arthroscopic repair of a rotator cuff tear were included in group 1. 120 patients (45 men and 75 women; mean age 63.91 years, range 38 to 78 years) who underwent arthroscopic meniscectomy for a meniscal tear and had no evidence of shoulder pathology were included in group 2 (control group). These patients were frequency-matched by age (within 3 years) and sex with patients of group 1.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES:

Measurement of serum triglyceride and total cholesterol concentrations.

RESULTS:

When comparing the two groups, there was no difference either in serum triglyceride concentration or total serum cholesterol concentration.

CONCLUSIONS:

There appears to be no association between serum triglyceride concentration and total serum cholesterol concentration in rotator cuff tears.

PMID:
19357120
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