Partial Rotator Cuff Ruptures

Chapter
Part of the European Instructional Lectures book series (EICL, volume 10)

Abstract

Partial rotator cuff ruptures are not rare and occur mainly in the supraspinatus tendon and may extend to that of infraspinatus, but rarely to the tendon of subscapularis. Isolated lesions in the tendons of infraspinatus, teres minor or subscapularis are rare. Partial ruptures usually occur before the sixth decade of life and can be a cause of unexplained pain in the shoulder giving considerable disability. We performed a systematic literature review and pooled our experience in order to be able to justify the current concepts presented below on this difficult issue.

Keywords

Rotator Cuff Supraspinatus Tendon Arthroscopic Debridement Subacromial Impingement Partial Tear 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hospital Cuf DescobertasLisbonPortugal

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