Massive Rotator Cuff Tears

Diagnosis and Management

  • Lawrence V. Gulotta
  • Edward V. Craig

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Trevor P. Scott, Adam Z. Khan, Frank A. Petrigliano
    Pages 1-22
  3. Lawrence V. Gulotta
    Pages 23-29
  4. Gabrielle P. Konin
    Pages 31-51
  5. Bashar Alolabi, Eric T. Ricchetti
    Pages 53-66
  6. Anthony Ho, Andrew S. Neviaser
    Pages 67-80
  7. Phillip N. Williams, Jaydev B. Mistry, Joshua S. Dines
    Pages 81-89
  8. Moira M. McCarthy, Russell F. Warren
    Pages 91-100
  9. Jeffrey D. Boatright, Austin J. Crow, Stephen F. Brockmeier
    Pages 101-120
  10. Seth C. Gamradt
    Pages 121-127
  11. Phillip N. Williams, Edward V. Craig
    Pages 129-142
  12. Brian Grawe, Lawrence V. Gulotta
    Pages 143-157
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 159-163

About this book


Presenting a logical, comprehensive approach to the patient with a massive rotator cuff tear, this book begins with the pathoanatomy and diagnostic work-up for this common injury, including imaging. Both non-operative and operative treatment options for massive tears follow, including arthroscopy, the use of biologics and patches, tendon transfers, and hemiarthroplasty and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty. A practical treatment algorithm for clinicians treating patients with massive rotator cuff tears is also included. Each chapter opens with pearls and pitfalls covering the main key points for quick reference. The overarching theme of this book is that patients with similar imaging findings may demonstrate very different clinical presentations, and the final treatment recommendation should be made based on their complaints and expectations. As such, it will be an excellent resource for orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine and shoulder physicians, physiatrists, physical medicine and rehab specialists, and occupational therapists.


Arthroscopic debridement Hemiarthroplasty Irreparable rotator cuff tear Latissimus dorsi tendon transfer Massive rotator cuff tear Pectoralis major tendon transfer Reverse shoulder arthroplasty Shoulder arthroplasty Shoulder arthroscopy Subscapularis tear

Editors and affiliations

  • Lawrence V. Gulotta
    • 1
  • Edward V. Craig
    • 2
  1. 1.Sports Medicine and Shoulder ServiceHospital for Special SurgeryNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Professor of clinical surgery, Attending SurgeonMedical School, Hospital for Special SurgeryNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-7493-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-7494-5
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