Dines, David M.; Moynihan, Daniel P.; Dines, Joshua S.; McCann, Peter
October 2006
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Oct2006, Vol. 88-A Issue 10, p2294
Academic Journal
The article provides information about irreparable rotator cuff tears, common cause of shoulder pain and weakness. It is infrequent, yet, well-defined lesions consisting of massive rotator cuff tears which are not reparable by conventional means. It is also defined as those that cannot be repaired primarily to their insertion onto the tuberosities despite conventional techniques of mobilization and soft-tissue releases. Patients with this condition can present with a variety of manifestations.


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