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Pathology of cuff tears

Peter Reilly

in Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199550647
Published online April 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608249 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.004002

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Pathology of cuff tears

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Rotator cuff tears are common

Aetiology complex and multifactorial

Tendons deteriorate with age

Posterosuperior tears are more common

They evolve in a typical fashion

Anterosuperior tears are less common.

Chapter.  3883 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery

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