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Rotator cuff tear

Rotator cuff tear

Last Reviewed : 12/25/2020
Rotator cuff tear

A rotator cuff tear is a tear of one or more of the tendons of the four rotator cuff muscles of the shoulder. A rotator cuff 'injury' can include any type of irritation or overuse of those muscles or tendons, and is among the most common conditions affecting the shoulder.

The tendons of the rotator cuff, not the muscles, are most commonly involved, and of the four, the supraspinatus is most frequently affected, as it passes below the acromion. Such a tear usually occurs at its point of insertion onto the humeral head at the greater tubercle.

The cuff is responsible for stabilizing the glenohumeral joint, abducting, externally rotating, and internally rotating the humerus. When shoulder trauma occurs, these functions can be compromised. Because individuals are highly dependent on the shoulder for many activities, overuse of the muscles can lead to tears, the vast majority again occurring in the supraspinatus tendon.

We researched this topic for you and found the following best online resources. They are categorized into basic, advanced, and research level based on the extent of information you need. You will be taken to the respective websites by pressing on the links below.

 

Basic information:

http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=a00064 - aaos rotator cuff tears

http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=a00378 - aaos faqs

http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/guide/rotato... - webmd

https://www.shoulderdoc.co.uk/section/22 - shoulderdoc.co.uk

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007207.htm- medline plus

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/rota... - mayoclinic

http://patient.info/health/rotator-cuff-disorders­ - patient.info

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/rotatorcuffinj... - medlineplus

http://www.howardluksmd.com/shoulder-faq/how-do-i-... - how do i know if i have a full thickness rotator cuff tear?

http://physioworks.com.au/injuries-conditions-1/ro... - physioworks

https://my.clevelandclinic.org/services/orthopaedi... - my.clevelandclinic.org

http://www.sportsinjuryclinic.net/sport-injuries/shoulder-pain/rotator-cuff-strain- sportsinjuryclinic

http://biomed.brown.edu/courses/bi108/bi108_2004_groups/group01/mechrc.htm- mechanisms of shoulder injury

http://www.miamisportsmedicine.com/rotatorcufftear.html- miamisportsmedicine

 

Advanced information:

http://www.emedicinehealth.com/rotator_cuff_injury... - emedicinehealth

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/rota... - mayoclinic

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/92814-overview- medscape

http://eorif.com/rotator-cuff-tear-rtc-m75120-72761- eorif.com

http://depts.washington.edu/orthodev/drupal/sites/... - depts.washington.edu

http://www.ismoc.net/shoulder/rotator-cuff-tear-il... - rotator cuff arthroscopic surgery

http://morphopedics.wikidot.com/rotator-cuff-tears- rotator cuff tears - involvement of supraspinatus by steve kilgore

http://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0215/p667.html- aafp

https://www.hss.edu/condition-list_rotator-cuff-in... - hss.edu

http://www.physio-pedia.com/rotator_cuff_tears - physiopedia

http://www.physioadvisor.com.au/8043750/rotator-cuff-tear-torn-rotator-cuff-physioadvi.htm- physioadvisor.com

http://radiopaedia.org/articles/rotator-cuff-tear- radiopaedia

http://pubs.rsna.org/doi/pdf/10.1148/rg.264055087- mr imaging of rotator cuff injury: what the clinician needs to know

http://www.orthobullets.com/sports/3043/rotator-cu... - orthobullets

research

http://www.caringmedical.com/prolotherapy-news/rot... - rotator cuff tear treatment and surgery | update on stem cell therapy

https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/nct02298023- treatment of tendon injury using allogenic adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (rotator cuff tear)

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/s2214687314000739- rotator cuff tear: a detailed update asia-pacific journal of sports medicine, arthroscopy, rehabilitation and technology

 

Related topics:

https://doaj.org/article/85f98d25bfe3432480606fdba... - rotator cuff tears after total shoulder arthroplasty in primary osteoarthritis: a systematic review

https://www.dovepress.com/a-comparative-analysis-o... - a comparative analysis of radiographer versus radiologist in the diagnosis of rotator cuff tears of the shoulder using ultrasound

 

Other articles:

https://effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/ehc/products/... -t reatment options for rotator cuff tears: a guide for adults

http://orthoinfo.org/pdfs/rehab_shoulder_5.pdf- aaos

http://www.pagepress.org/journals/index.php/or/art... - arthroscopic anatomy of the subdeltoid space

http://www.internationalshoulderjournal.org/articl... - results of the repair of acute rotator cuff tears is not influenced by tear retraction

 

Other helpful resources:

http://www.scoi.com/patient-resources/patient-educ... - southern california orthopedic institute

https://www.reddit.com/r/fitness/comments/3wxtk7/the_boy_who_cried_rotator_cuff_tear_an_mds_rules/- reddit.com the boy who cried rotator cuff tear - an md's rules of shoulder pain

http://www.mensfitness.com/training/pro-tips/fit-five-what-know-about-rotator-cuff-injuries- the fit five: what to know about rotator cuff injuries

 

Related videos:

­-shoulderdoc.co.uk

- top 3 signs of a rotator cuff tear

http://www.orthopaedics.com.sg/conditions/shoulder... - orthopaedics.com

- rotator cuff tears and rehabilitation

- osteoporosis and rotator cuff tear - how to repair your shoulder injury

 

Presentations/quiz/news paper articles:

http://www.slideshare.net/rohanvakta/rotator-cuff-... - slideshare

http://www.orthospinenews.com/startup-solves-the-i... - startup solves the irreparable rotator cuff problem with balloon technology

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/magazines/pana... - economictimes

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