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Where would asupraspinatus tendon tear, or a rim rent tear be located?

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Dr. Peter Tomasello
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
See below: The shoulder . This is one of the 4 rotator cuff muscles and most commonly torn . Follow up with an orthopedic surgeon good luck thank you.
Dr. James Kercher
Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
The tendon typically tears from it's insertion at the top of the shoulder (greater tuberosity)
Sep 14, 2013
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Pain and Weakness : "the incidence of rotator cuff tears increases with age, and a specific injury is not required. The rotator cuff is comprised of four small muscles, the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis and teres minor. These muscles are responsible for proper motion and stability of the shoulder joint.". For more info (please visit http://drmarkgalland.Com/category/shoulder/.

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