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In the past it has not been possible to evaluate the impact of current treatments upon tendinopathic rotator cuff tissue due to an inability to sample the tendon tissue before and after treatment. Serial tissue sampling pre- and post-intervention allows assessment of current therapies for the condition and may direct the development of novel future therapeutic options. The aim of this study was evaluate the short-term rotator cuff tendon tissue response to Glucocorticoid injection (GCI), Subacromial Decompression (SAD) and Rotator Cuff Repair (RCR).

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Br J Sports Med

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Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, University of Oxford, UK.