Concepts for which they have has direct influence: Cuff tear , Rotator cuff , Joint synovitis , Synovitis patients , Glenohumeral joint .
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Inflammatory Cytokine Expressions of the Subacromial Bursitis and Glenohumeral Joint Synovitis in the Patients with Full Thickness Rotator Cuff Tear
. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare expression patterns of inflammatory cytokines between subacromial bursitis and glenohumeral (GH) joint synovitis in full thickness rotator cuff (RC) tear patients with severe pain.MATERIALS AND METHODS: We were able to obtain enough tissue from nine subacromial bursitis and GH synovitis patients at the same time during surgery and evaluate them. We compared mRNA expression of inflammatory cytokines between the two groups using Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR).RESULTS: Relative mean mRNA expression of IL-1beta, IL-6, TNF-alpha, COX-1, COX-2 and SDF-1 in the tissues of subacromial bursitis and GH synovitis patients did not show significant differences.CONCLUSION: GH synovitis may be another source of shoulder pain with subacromial bursitis in full thickness RC tear patients with severe pain.