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Does a rotator cuff tear prevent you from lifting the arm up high?

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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: It could.

The bigger the tear, the less you can lift the arm.

In brief: It could.

The bigger the tear, the less you can lift the arm.
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Dr. Gene Tekmyster
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes.

The rotator cuff is comprised of four muscles that function to lift the arm above the shoulder and help to externally and internally rotate the arm. One way of testing the rotator cuff is to hold the arm out and see if it falls.
It's called the drop arm test and helps to ascertain the integrity of the muscles.

In brief: Yes.

The rotator cuff is comprised of four muscles that function to lift the arm above the shoulder and help to externally and internally rotate the arm. One way of testing the rotator cuff is to hold the arm out and see if it falls.
It's called the drop arm test and helps to ascertain the integrity of the muscles.
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