Rotator Cuff

Rotator Cuff Tears – some facts

  • The cause of rotator cuff can be traumatic such as a fall on an outstretched hand, shoulder dislocation or degenerative / atraumatic with no clear cause for the pain.
  • The rotator cuff especially the supraspinatus, infraspinatus and biceps can become overloaded, as they are susceptible to fatigue due to their small musculoskeletal tendon units, poor blood supply and they are used at a high level during activities of daily living.
  • Articular surface tears are considered degenerative, asymptomatic ...
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