IRSST - Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail

Cross-sectional study comparing workers with torn rotator cuffs and healthy workers: correlation analysis of shoulder function and morpho-anthropometric and diagnostic-imaging variables


CSST figures show that upper limb injuries account for a third of musculoskeletal disorders requiring a personalized rehabilitation plan. In the case of shoulder injuries, it takes longer to restore proper function and achieve a sustainable return to work.

It is important to be able to quickly identify workers at risk of developing shoulder function problems and steer them towards effective, adapted rehabilitation programs. This project proposes to verify the existence of a predictive index, combining a set of clinical, radiological and diagnostic variables and correlating to shoulder function in workers. This should lead to a better understanding of intrinsic determinants in loss of shoulder function in workers with torn rotator cuffs.

Additional Information

Type: Project
Number: 2013-0068
Status: Completed
Year of completion: 2016
Research Field: Occupational Rehabilitation
  • Nicola Hagemeister (École de technologie supérieure)
  • Neila Mezghani (TÉLUQ, Université du Québec)
  • Nathalie Bureau (Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal)
  • Patrice Tétreault (Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal)