A valuable collection of up-to-date information by leading international experts The history of rotator cuff tendinopathy started more than 150 years ago, when some types of shoulder pain were attributed to rupture of the rotator cuff tendon'. In the third millennium, the pathogenetic mechanisms leading to rotator cuff problems are still debated. Although conservative measures are the first-line therapy, poor spontaneous tendon healing and progression from partial- thickness to full-thickness tears may mandate surgery. Biological, biomechanical and clinical studies have been conducted to establish the superiority of one technique over the other, but no clinical differences have been found. Although we know more about the pathogenesis, diagnosis and management of rotator cuff pathology, our efforts should be directed at trying to find the treatment that best fits the specific needs of each patient. This book collects current reviews on rotator cuff problems, with regard to both biological and clinical aspects, and provides practical hints on management and rehabilitation for sports physicians, surgeons, physiotherapists and athletic trainers.Anterior interval slide usually provides an additional 1a2 cm of lateral excursion of the supraspinatus tendon [17, 25]. ... the supraspinatus tendon and the anterior aspect of the infraspinatus tendon at the free margin of the rotator cuff tear [17, 25 ]. ... After the tendons are secured to the humeral head, sutures are placed into the tendinous split to close the gap, similar to a margin convergence repair [17, 25].
|Title||:||Rotator Cuff Tear|
|Publisher||:||Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers - 2011|