Nonoperative management of full-thickness tears of the rotator cuff

M. A. Wirth, C. Basamania, Jr Rockwood

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Rotator cuff tendonopathies are among the most common disorders encountered in the shoulder. There is an abundance of literature on the operative management of these lesions, but only a small amount devoted to nonoperative treatment of full thickness tears of the rotator cuff. The purpose of this article is to review the literature pertaining to full- thickness tears as well as our results with expectant management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)59-67
Number of pages9
JournalOrthopedic Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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