Surgical repair of shoulder tears possible with anabolic steroidsTreating sportsmen who need surgical repair of massive or recurrent tears of rotator cuff tendons of the shoulder is possible and effective when anabolic steroids come into the picture, as per a new research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This finding appeared in an issue of the American Journal of Sports Medicine and was led by Dr. Spero Karas, assistant professor of orthopedic surgery in UNC’s School of Medicine.

It is common for sportsmen, especially older sportsmen, including golfers and tennis players to suffer from this kind of injuries.

Karas was of the view that anabolic steroids and load works synergistically for improving features of tendon and these study results can prove beneficial for post-surgery healing of tendons that have been torn or retracted for a long time.