Rotator cuff tears in athletes

Auplish, Sunil; Funk, Lennard
May 2009
British Journal of Hospital Medicine (17508460);May2009, Vol. 70 Issue 5, p271
Academic Journal
A rotator cuff tear in the athlete is different to the classic, more common cuff tear in the elderly. It is either a traumatic or an overhead, overuse injury in high functional demand patients, so it requires more active and earlier intervention, suspicion of injury, and specific assessment and treatment to enable return to the pre-injury level of sport.


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