Patterns of tear progression for asymptomatic degenerative rotator cuff tears.

BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to examine patterns of rotator cuff tear size progression in degenerative rotator cuff tears and to compare tear progression risks for tears with and without anterior supraspinatus tendon disruption. METHODS Asymptomatic full-thickness rotator cuff tears with minimum 2-year follow-up were examined with annual… (More)