Managing rotator cuff disorders : a topical review

Arthritis Research UK
Arthritis Research UK
Publication date:
10 November 2010


This Topical Review, published by Arthritis Research UK, focuses on the current understanding of the biology, aetiology and diagnosis of rotator cuff disease and its treatment.

The review covers the following:

  • Funtional anatomy
  • Pathophysiology
    • Cell biology: apoptosis, stem cells and genetics
    • Pathological changes in chronic cuff tears
  • Clinical evaluation
    • History
    • Physical examination
    • Investigations
  • Treatment
    • Impingement
    • Partial-thickness cuff tears
    • Full-thickness cuff tears