Normal Anatomy of the Shoulder Joint
How does the Shoulder joint work?
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Rotator Cuff Tear
Rotator cuff is the group of tendons in the shoulder joint providing support and enabling wider range of motion. Major injury to these tendons may result in tear of these tendons and the condition is called as rotator cuff tear.
Shoulder disorders most commonly occur in athletes participating in sports such as swimming, tennis, pitching, and weightlifting. The injuries are caused due to the over usage or repetitive motion of the arms. Shoulder injuries may also occur by motor vehicle accidents, traumatic injuries or major falls.
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