Rotator Cuff Tear

The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that surround and stabilize the shoulder joint. The four rotator cuff tendons in each shoulder attach the rotator cuff muscles to the top of the arm bone (humerus). These tendons allow you to move your shoulder and raise or rotate your arm but they can be susceptible to injury. 

Symptoms of Rotator Cuff Tears
Recurrent pain that restricts movements, grating or cracking sounds when moving the arm, limited ability to move your arm, muscle weakness.
Our shoulder specialists use physical examination and advanced imaging techniques to diagnose rotator cuff tears and eliminate other conditions with similar symptoms like frozen shoulder. The spectrum of rotator cuff issues also includes rotator cuff tendinitis and impingement syndrome.
Both conservative and surgical options may be considered for rotator cuff injuries. Non-surgical treatments include cortisone injections, physical therapy, medications and activity modification.

If the symptoms do not respond to conservative treatment, surgical management with arthroscopic rotator cuff repair is recommended. 

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