The effect of shoulder manipulation on rotator cuff integrity.

  title={The effect of shoulder manipulation on rotator cuff integrity.},
  author={Ehud Atoun and Lennard Funk and Stephen A Copland and Tirtza Even and Ofer Levy and E. W. vom Rath},
  journal={Acta orthopaedica Belgica},
  volume={79 3},
The use of shoulder manipulation in the treatment of frozen shoulder remains controversial. Humeral fractures and neurological damage are the risks associated with the procedure. A concern of causing a rotator cuff tear exists but the incidence of iatrogenic rotator cuff tears is not reported. The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of shoulder manipulation for frozen shoulder on the integrity of the rotator cuff. In a prospective study, 32 consecutive patients (33 shoulders) with… CONTINUE READING
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