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Shoulder Clinic
MADI SHOULDER HOSPITAL

Rotator cuff tear?

What is a rotator cuff tear?

Rotator cuff tear is a disease in which tendon degeneration changes, injuries cause shoulders, tendons are broken, pain is weak, and the force of movement of arms is weakened.

Pictures of ruptured rotator cuffs

MRI (left) and arthroscopic (right) findings show that the rotator cuff ruptures and drifts inward.

Photos in operation

Frozen shoulder (medical information)

If my shoulder is sore and my arm does not move well, is it a frozen shoulder?
NO! When the shoulder is sore and the arm is not lifted, the frozen shoulder usually comes to mind. But the tendon of the rotator cuff that rotates with the shoulder is often broken, so proper treatment is needed
Is the rotator cuff tearing ill of the elderly?
NO! In the past, rotator cuff tear occurred in patients older than 50 years. However, in recent years, the number of people enjoying exercise on shoulders such as golf, health, and tennis has increased, we are.
I diagnosed a rotator cuff tear, but is it better if the pain is reduced?
NO! Be aware that in the early days of rotator cuff tear, the pain may temporarily diminish, which may be in the middle of progressing to complete rupture, which is not the case.
Surgery does not matter whether it is one sooner or later?
NO! Rotator cuff tendon rupture may be pushed inward and muscles may be denatured as fat, resulting in poor surgical outcome. In severe cases, artificial joint replacement may be necessary.

[Before surgery]
X-ray and MRI findings showed that the rotator cuff ruptured and drooped to the medial side and
the humerus head was raised above normal.

[After surgery]
One year and three months later, the rotator cuff that was ruptured by X-ray and MRI findings was well stitched,
and the humerus head that had been raised was returned to normal.