Flashcards in Rotator Cuff Tear Deck (11)
Partial RC tears are one of the major reasons for what syndrome?
What is the most commonly torn RC tendon?
What are the symptoms of RC tears?
- weakness or pain with overhead movement
- night pain
What 2 special tests are usually positive in patients with a RC tear?
- Neer Impingement Test
- Hawkins Impingement Test
What imaging modality is the best method for visualizing RC tears?
How do partial RC tears heal?
How are partial RC tears treated?
With PT and scapular and RC muscle strengthening
__% of partial thickness tears progress to full thickness tears within 2 years.
What is considered a negative prognosis factor for successful RC surgical repair?
Tear of which RC muscle should always undergo surgical repair? Why?
Subscapularis, because full-thickness tears usually lead to premature OA of the shoulder