A prospective study of prognostic factors affecting the functional outcome of open rotator cuff repairs
In 1834, Smith - first summary of a rupture of the rotator cuff tendon. Among most common causes of shoulder pain and instability. Disease severity range from inflammation and edema to Irreparable ruptures. Incidence 5-40% with increasing with advancing age. Normal senescence process. Rotator cuff pathology is a common problem in old age. Rotator cuff injury can occur in younger patients and the cause is usually trauma.