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Tears of the rotator cuff.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8700567     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pain and loss of motion, the results of rotator cuff tears, can be disabling. Initially, treatment is conservative, but surgical repair may be indicated after failed nonoperative management. Rotator cuff anatomy is reviewed in this article as well as clinical and radiographic assessment of the patient with presumed rotator cuff pathology. Nonoperative and surgical treatment strategies are outlined. The rate of motion and functional recovery after repair is presented on the basis of a prospective study. Although most patients are able to perform work and daily activities 3 months after surgery, motion recovery can continue for at least a year.
B Heveron; F A Kaempffe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Orthopedic nursing     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0744-6020     ISO Abbreviation:  Orthop Nurs     Publication Date:    1995 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-09-05     Completed Date:  1996-09-05     Revised Date:  2014-10-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8409486     Medline TA:  Orthop Nurs     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  38-41     Citation Subset:  N    
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MeSH Terms
Range of Motion, Articular
Rotator Cuff / injuries*
Wounds and Injuries / physiopathology,  radiography,  therapy

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