The derotation sign for perioperative diagnosis of significant partial-thickness rotator cuff tears.

PURPOSE To describe and evaluate a simple perioperative test (the derotation sign) that differentiates significant (grade 3) partial-thickness and small full-thickness rotator cuff tears from insignificant (grades 1 and 2) partial-thickness rotator cuff tears and intact rotator cuffs. TYPE OF STUDY Sensitivity and specificity study. METHODS A study was… CONTINUE READING