Rotator Cuff Tear


What is Rotator Cuff Tear?

Rotator Cuff Tear is the network of four muscles and several tendons that form a covering around the top of the upper arm bone. These muscles form a cover around the head of the humerus. The rotator cuff holds the humerus in place in the shoulder joint and enables the arm to rotate. Rotator cuff tear is a common cause of pain and disability among adults. Most tears occur in the supraspinatus muscle, but other parts of the cuff may be involved.

Symptoms of Rotator Cuff Tear

  • Shoulder Pain at the top of the shoulder and arm
  • Weakness of the shoulder


Causes of Rotator Cuff Tear

  • Overuse Injury
  • Over the age of 40
  • Acute Trauma


Treatment for Rotator Cuff Tear


Self-Diagnose can bring more harm than treating it. It is good to know more about the injury but definitely not to the point of self-treatment. It will be much safer to get treated by Our Doctor, for more information or to book an appointment with Singapore Sports and Orthopaedic Clinic, you can call (+65) 6475 8011, the hotline is open 24 hours. You may also send us an enquiry for appointment.

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