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A Review of Rotator Cuff Classifications in Current Use

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Abstract

To better understand the natural history of rotator cuff disease and its treatment, it is crucial to find a reliable method of classifying or describing rotator cuff tears. We can then use this classification to identify appropriate treatments for each type of tear that lead to the best outcomes. There are many rotator cuff classification systems in use today, making it difficult to compare results and to agree on proper treatment. In addition, when using any system, surgeons may not always agree on how a particular tear is classified.

Keywords

Rotator Cuff Rotator Cuff Tear Fatty Infiltration Rotator Cuff Repair Tear Tendon 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Federal University of Sao PauloSão PauloBrazil
  2. 2.CETE-UNIFESP-EPMSão PauloBrazil
  3. 3.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryInsituto Argentino de Diagnostico y TratamientoBuenos AiresArgentina

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