Partial-thickness rotator cuff tears: Pathogenesis and treatment

N. M. Breazeale, E. V. Craig

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Abstract

Partial-thickness rotator cuff tears are now acknowledged to be an important entity in the spectrum of the impingement syndrome. The pathogenesis of partial-thickness tears is often age- and activity-related. Surgical decision making is influenced by the extent of the tear and the associated bony and soft-tissue pathology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)145-155
Number of pages11
JournalOrthopedic Clinics of North America
Volume28
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1997

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