A 62-year-old female asked:
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Revision rotator cuff surgery failed w/complete full-thickness infra tear w/1.5cm retraction.All 3 other tendon intact. Can get cuff tear arthropathy?

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Dr. Ahimsa porter Sumchai md
Specializes in Sports Medicine
Frozen Shoulder: You are at high risk of developing a frozen shoulder if the revision of a full thickness tear of the conjoint tendon of the rotator cuff failed. I hope you are in physical therapy and have a set of low cost safe resistance bands at home to reduce impingement. By the way, the three main muscles of the rotator cuff are supraspinatus, infraspinatus and Teres minor. They insert via a common tendo
Answered on Feb 6, 2017
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Dr. Ahimsa porter Sumchai md
Specializes in Sports Medicine
The fourth tendon of the rotator cuff in subscapularis. Is lines the inner surface of the scapula and internally rotates the shoulder along with the pectorals muscles. It inserts on the lesser tuberosity of the humerus located medially in the upper arm. It is often forgotten in discussions of rotator cuff injuries but is commonly involved in impingement syndromes!
Feb 6, 2017

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