Rotator cuff disorders are common injuries among athletes of all ages and activity levels. Their etiology involves both intrinsic tendon degeneration and extrinsic impingement. The diagnosis can often be made based on the history and physical examination, but magnetic resonance imaging is a useful tool for characterizing the severity of the injury. Treatment in most cases involves non-operative modalities, with a high level of success in patients without full-thickness rotator cuff tears. The surgical treatment of rotator cuff disorders continues to be successful at relieving pain in most individuals, with results of tendon healing and functional improvement being less consistent.
KeywordsRotator Cuff Rotator Cuff Tear Rotator Cuff Repair Tendon Healing Arthroscopic Repair
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