Shoulder pain does not parallel rotator cuff tear size-what does that tell us?: Commentary on an article by Warren R. Dunn, MD, MPH, et al.: "symptoms of pain do not correlate with rotator cuff tear severity. A cross-sectional study of 393 patients with a symptomatic atraumatic full-thickness rotator cuff tear".

@article{Matsen2014ShoulderPD,
  title={Shoulder pain does not parallel rotator cuff tear size-what does that tell us?: Commentary on an article by Warren R. Dunn, MD, MPH, et al.: "symptoms of pain do not correlate with rotator cuff tear severity. A cross-sectional study of 393 patients with a symptomatic atraumatic full-thickness rotator cuff tear".},
  author={Frederick A. Matsen},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2014},
  volume={96 10},
  pages={e86}
}
It is simultaneously critical and refreshing to read an article that keeps our focus on the patient. This is especially true in the very confusing world of rotator cuff tears, where recent articles have claimed, on the one hand, that rotator cuff repair ‘‘is cost-effective for all patients’’ and that ‘‘the estimated lifetime societal savings of the… CONTINUE READING