Partial-Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears

  title={Partial-Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears},
  author={M. Matava and Derek B. Purcell and J. Rudzki},
  journal={The American Journal of Sports Medicine},
  pages={1405 - 1417}
  • M. Matava, Derek B. Purcell, J. Rudzki
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine
  • The American Journal of Sports Medicine
  • Partial-thickness tears of the rotator cuff have been diagnosed with increased frequency because of a heightened awareness of the condition by clinicians and improved diagnostic methods. Research into the causes, natural history, and optimal treatment of this condition lags behind that of full-thickness tears. However, despite the limitations in the existing literature, there has emerged a consensus among shoulder experts that partial-thickness rotator cuff tears should be aggressively treated… CONTINUE READING
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