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.


Related Articles

  • Shoulder disorders -- part 1.  // GP: General Practitioner;1/6/2003, p45 

    Focuses on various shoulder disorders and their possible treatment. Causes of shoulder pain; Use of magnetic resonance imaging scan to investigate shoulder injury; Kinds of pain encountered by a patient suffering from frozen shoulder; Description of the treatment for rotator cuff disease.

  • THE DEMOGRAPHIC AND MORPHOLOGICAL FEATURES OF ROTATOR CUFF DISEASE. Yamaguchi, Ken; Ditsios, Konstantinos; Middleton, William D.; Hildebolt, Charles F.; Galatz, Leesa M.; Teefey, Sharlene A. // Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Aug2006, Vol. 88-A Issue 8, p1699 

    Background: Very little comparative information is available regarding the demographic and morphological characteristics of asymptomatic and symptomatic rotator cuff tears. This information is important to provide insight into the natural history of rotator cuff disease and to identify which...

  • Why does my should hurt?  // American Family Physician;11/1/1997, Vol. 56 Issue 7, p1811 

    Provides a general overview on shoulder pain. Common cause of shoulder pain; How to know if the rotator cuff is hurt; Management of shoulder pain; Types of injury that may need surgery.

  • Physical Tests for Shoulder Disorders. Descatha, Alexis; Godeau, Diane; Mediouni, Zakia // JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;1/1/2014, Vol. 311 Issue 1, p94 

    A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "Does This Patient With Shoulder Pain Have Rotator Cuff Disease? The Rational Clinical Examination Systematic Review" by J. Hermans and colleagues in the 2013 issue of the "Journal of the American Medical Association."

  • Physical Tests for Shoulder Disorders. Hermans, Job; Luime, Jolanda J.; Meuffels, Duncan E. // JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;1/1/2014, Vol. 311 Issue 1, p94 

    A response from the authors of the article "Does This Patient With Shoulder Pain Have Rotator Cuff Disease? The Rational Clinical Examination Systematic Review" in the 2013 issue of the "Journal of the American Medical Association" is presented.

  • Utility of magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis of unsuspected cases of Parsonage-Turner syndrome: two case reports. Kumar, Ishan; Verma, Ashish; Srivastava, Arvind; Shukla, Ram C. // Journal of Medical Case Reports;2013, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p1 

    Introduction MRI is becoming increasingly important in the evaluation of shoulder pain, especially in the diagnosis of rotator cuff injuries and conditions that mimic them. Parsonage-Turner syndrome is a well-defined clinical entity that presents with acute-onset shoulder pain and weakness,...

  • Changes in pennation angle in rotator cuff muscles with torn tendons. Zuo, Jianlin; Sano, Hirotaka; Itoi, Eiji // Journal of Orthopaedic Science;Jan2012, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p58 

    Background: Although several authors have reported on the pennation angles of intact rotator cuff muscles, the relationship between their alteration and rotator cuff tears has not been fully clarified. The purpose of this study was to measure the pennation angles of human cadaveric rotator cuff...

  • Differential diagnosis of common shoulder pain. Ho Jun Lee // Journal of the Korean Medical Association / Taehan Uisa Hyophoe ;Aug2014, Vol. 57 Issue 8, p653 

    Shoulder pain is a common problem in outpatient medical practice. Shoulder pain usually causes disability in activities of daily living, and therefore its proper diagnosis and management are essential. The prevalence of shoulder pain in Korea has been gradually increasing, and the differential...

  • Síndrome de hombro doloroso por lesión del manguito de los rotadores: manejo con toxina botulínica. Arriaga, Juan José; Quiñones, Sandra; Toriz Ortiz, Araceli; Bertado, Nancy; García Sierra, Ana Belén; Plascencia, Noel; Núñez, Lilia // Revista Mexicana de Neurociencia;jul/ago2008, Vol. 9 Issue 4, p261 

    Introduction: The Rotator Cuff lesion is the most common cause of Painful Shoulder Syndrome and the treatment depends on which phase it is. The botulinum toxin improves the pain related with muscular alterations, independent of its effect on the contractile function. The present study shows the...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics