Cuff-tear arthropathy.

  title={Cuff-tear arthropathy.},
  author={C. Neer and E. Craig and H. Fukuda},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  volume={65 9},
In this report we describe the clinical and pathological findings of cuff-tear arthropathy in twenty-six patients and discuss the differential diagnosis and a hypothesis on the pathomechanics that lead to its development. This lesion is thought to be peculiar to the glenohumeral joint because of the unique anatomy of the rotator cuff. Following a massive tear of the rotator cuff there is inactivity and disuse of the shoulder, leaking of the synovial fluid, and instability of the humeral head… Expand
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Interventional Clinical Trial
The purpose of this study is to compare the effectiveness of arthroscopic subacromial decompression (acromioplasty) to arthroscopic subacromial bursectomy (no acromioplasty) in… Expand
ConditionsShoulder Impingement Syndrome, Tendinosis
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