Rotator Cuff Tear

Rotator cuff is aggregate of four muscles in shoulder (supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teresminor and subscapularis muscle). This four muscles combined enables various movement in shoulder joint.

There are various cause of rotator cuff tear like trauma, accident, sudden jerk in sporting activities and age related degenerative tear. Patient of rotator cuff tear presents with pain in shoulder, inability to elevate arm and shoulder, restriction of movement and loss of power in shoulder.

For diagnosing a rotator cuff tear doctor performs a series of physical examination along with history. MRI is the modality of choice for conforming a tear. Rotator cuff tears are best managed by arthroscopic repair of the tear using suture anchors.