Rotator Cuff Disorders in Athletes

  • Joshua A. Greenspoon
  • Maximilian Petri
  • Sanjeev Bhatia
  • Peter J. MillettEmail author


Rotator cuff tears are common injuries that occur in athletes as well as the general population. An overall understanding of the biomechanics, aetiology, treatment options, and outcomes can greatly assist the healthcare provider in optimising treatment for patients.


Shoulder injury Internal impingement Posterosuperior impingement Overhead activity Overhead athlete Throwing athlete Rotator cuff tear Rotator cuff repair 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joshua A. Greenspoon
    • 1
    • 2
  • Maximilian Petri
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • Sanjeev Bhatia
    • 2
    • 4
    • 5
  • Peter J. Millett
    • 2
    • 4
    Email author
  1. 1.Rush University Medical CenterChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Steadman Philippon Research InstituteVailUSA
  3. 3.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryHannover Medical School (MHH)HannoverGermany
  4. 4.The Steadman ClinicVailUSA
  5. 5.Department of OrthopaedicsNorthwestern MedicineWarrenvilleUSA

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