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Arthroscopic Treatment of Partial-Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears

  • Wesley M. Nottage
  • Charles J. Ruotolo

Abstract

Arthroscopy has improved our diagnostic assessment of rotator cuff disease, especially in the understanding of the different patterns of articular surface partial-thickness tears. Articular or bursal partial-thickness rotator cuff tears may be a primary cause of shoulder pain and dysfunction or may occur in secondary to a primary pathological condition of the shoulder. Partial-thickness rotator cuff tears may be categorized into those arising on the bursal surface, those arising on the articular surface, and those that are purely intratendinous. Controversy surrounds the management of partial-thickness rotator cuff tears, especially articular-sided lesions.

Keywords

Rotator Cuff Rotator Cuff Tear Suture Anchor Rotator Cuff Repair Supraspinatus Tendon 
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  • Wesley M. Nottage
  • Charles J. Ruotolo

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