Condition

Rotator Cuff Tear

Description

A rotator cuff tear is a tear of one or more of the tendons of the four rotator cuff muscles. A rotator cuff injury can include any type of irritation or damage to the rotator cuff muscles or tendons.  Rotator cuff tears are among the most common conditions affecting the shoulder.  The tendons of the rotator cuff, not the muscles, are most commonly involved and of the four, the supraspinatus most frequently, as it passes below the acromion. Such a tear usually occurs at its point of insertion onto the humeral head at the greater tubercle.  The cuff is responsible for stabilizing the glenohumeral joint and rotating the humerus outward (external rotation). When shoulder trauma occurs, these functions can be compromised. Since individuals are highly dependent on the shoulder for many activities, overuse of the muscles can lead to tears, with the vast majority again occurring in the supraspinatus tendon. Source: Wikpedia

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Medical centres

Clinics

IMATDE Avenida Pintor Sorolla 25 Málaga

Hospitals

Vithas Xanit International Hospital Avenida de los Argonautas, s/n Benalmádena
Vithas Parque San Antonio Hospital Avda del Pintor Joaquín Sorolla, 2 Málaga
Hospital El Angel Calle Corregidor Nicolás Isidro 16 Málaga

Professionals

Traumatology and Orthopaedic Surgery
Traumatology and Orthopaedic Surgery
Traumatology and Orthopaedic Surgery
Traumatology and Orthopaedic Surgery
Traumatology and Orthopaedic Surgery
Traumatology and Orthopaedic Surgery