Diagnosis of rotator cuff tears.

@article{Murrell2001DiagnosisOR,
  title={Diagnosis of rotator cuff tears.},
  author={G A Murrell and Judie R. Walton},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2001},
  volume={357 9258},
  pages={769-70}
}
Rotator cuff tears account for almost 50% of major shoulder injuries but are sometimes difficult to diagnose. To aid diagnosis, we did a prospective study, comparing results of 23 clinical tests from 400 patients with and without rotator cuff tears. Three simple tests were predictive for rotator cuff tear: supraspinatus weakness, weakness in external rotation, and impingement. When all three were positive, or if two tests were positive and the patient was aged 60 or older, the individual had a… CONTINUE READING
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