Rotator cuff tear

Sort By:
Page 1 of 19 - About 182 essays
  • Decent Essays

    A rotator cuff tear is an injury that plagues much of the elderly population as well as a variety of athletes. The etiology of a rotator cuff tear is primarily due to the degeneration of the tendons or more specifically the thinning and disorientation of collagen fibers and degradation of various cells and tissues. 1 Rotator cuff tears are more likely to occur with age. Rotator cuff tears may occur due to direct trauma such as falling or shearing linked to a simple throwing or rotation of the arm

    • 309 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    Tearing your rotator cuff is not only painful, but it is also a serious condition that will require orthopedic surgery. If you are a baseball player, this injury can be even more challenging, since you will want to repair the issue in an effective and efficient manner. Of course, properly understanding the injury is key to a successful recovery. Using this guide, you will understand how your rotator cuff was torn and learn how surgeons can repair the problem to get you back on the baseball field

    • 444 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Rotator cuff surgery affects the function of the shoulder. It is very painful injury and there is loss in strength. If the rotator cuff tendon becomes inflamed or is partially torn, it can be painful and will most limit shoulder movement. This injury occurs from a sudden impact, like falling on your arm which might accrue in motocross, snowboarding, playing football, and similar collision sport. Activities that might cause overload to the tendon have a possibility to tear the tendon. Other ways a

    • 319 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    learning, especially for his student trainers. During the duration of the course and my time as a member of the team, I saw numerous different types of injuries; but there were three that occurred most often: an ankle sprain, a muscle strain, and a rotator cuff tear. The most common injury in athletes is an ankle sprain, which is an injury

    • 1421 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Better Essays

    The sheep is a suitable model because the rotator cuff tendons are similar in size to human which from a transitional standpoint allows for various suturing techniques to improve repairs. USDA approved, female Black Suffolk sheep (n=23) (Ovis aries; age, 10 to 12 mo; weight, 55 to 105 kg) were determined to be healthy by physical examination by a veterinarian at the University of Michigan’s Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine (ULAM). All sheep were housed in groups within approved large animal facilities

    • 1348 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Better Essays
  • Decent Essays

    seven muscles that connect the upper arm to the shoulder blades. Rotator cuff Rotator cuff is a group of four muscles including supraspinatus muscle, the infraspinatus muscle, teres minor muscle, and the subscapularis muscle. They connect the scapula to the head to the humerus (arm) , stabilize shoulder joint and contribute to shoulder joint movement including abduction, internal rotation, and external rotation of the shoulder. Rotator cuff problem such as injury or overuse of these muscles can cause

    • 1288 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Better Essays

    Rotator Cuff Tendonitis Abby Johnson Mr. Mejewski Anatomy and Physiology Hour 4 What does a gardener, an athlete and a carpenter all have in common? Easy, they all have a higher risk of acquiring tendinitis in their shoulders, more specifically rotator cuff tendonitis. Shoulders are a very important component to the body, as they allow you to move your arms in any direction you choose. Seeing that rotator cuff tendinitis is very frequently diagnosed, I was interested to learn more about

    • 2243 Words
    • 9 Pages
    Better Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Rotator Cuff Surgery Your rotator cuff consists of four muscles in your shoulder that allows you to move your arm away from your body. These muscles have tendons, which connect them to the head of your upper arm bone or humerus. When a tear occurs in these muscles, you will experience extreme pain on motion. A rotator cuff tear is also extremely painful at night. If left untreated, it may result in arm weakness. Rotator cuff surgery may be required to repair re-attach torn tendons to the shoulder

    • 922 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Rotator cuff tendons are prone to degeneration leading to swelling with sub-luxation due to continuous active and passive forces. Rotator cuff pathology includes tendinopathy, tendinosis and bursitis, as well as rotator cuff tears. Most common indication for rotator cuff tears include increasing age and traumatic shoulder injury. Clinical symptoms for rotator cuff injuries include shoulder pain, weakness and loss of range of motion. However, these symptoms are common in various diseases; differential

    • 1707 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    compresses the rotator cuff tendons in the supraspinatus outlet when the arm is elevated (McKinnis, 2014, p. 544). On the other hand, internal impingement is the compression of the posterior capsule and rotator cuff between the humeral head and glenoid when the arm is elevated and rotated (McKinnis, 2014, p. 544). The patient’s history and physical exam are diagnostic for impingement syndrome. To further define the corresponding soft tissue pathologies such as rotator cuff tears, labral tears, and tendinitis

    • 634 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Decent Essays
Previous
Page12345678919