Rotator cuff tear: physical examination and conservative treatment

@inproceedings{Itoi2013RotatorCT,
  title={Rotator cuff tear: physical examination and conservative treatment},
  author={E Itoi},
  booktitle={Journal of orthopaedic science : official journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association},
  year={2013}
}
Rotator cuff tear is one of the most common shoulder diseases. It is interesting that some rotator cuff tears are symptomatic, whereas others are asymptomatic. Pain is the most common symptom of patients with a tear. Even in patients with an asymptomatic tear, it may become symptomatic with an increase in tear size. Physical examination is extremely important to evaluate the presence, location, and extent of a tear. It also helps us to understand the mechanism of pain. Conservative treatment… CONTINUE READING
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