There are four rotator cuff muscles in the shoulder than attach to the humerus bone by way of a tendon.
Little League Shoulder is a common overuse injury that can sideline young athletes. The usual patient I see is a young, middle or high school pitcher with complaints of increasing shoulder pain..
Author: Dr. J. Pieter Hommen
1. Has your rotator cuff tear been described as “large”, “massive”, “retracted” or “irreparable”?
2. Has it been many months since you tore your rotator cuff?
Recently published results showed athletes with chronic anterior shoulder instability treated with arthroscopic subscapularis augmentation experienced restoration of joint stability.
Patients who underwent primary shoulder arthroplasty experienced a significantly higher risk for infection if they had previously undergone non–arthroplasty-related surgery, according to results.
Most patients who underwent nonoperative treatment for rotator cuff tears had anatomic tear deterioration, with poorer functional outcomes found in large tear size increases and progression of muscle atrophy, according to results.