Rotator cuff disorders are one of the commonest sources of shoulder problems, ranging from mild strain causing impingement type symptoms to massive tears with total absence of the cuff and severe loss of function. This can occur in athletes, workers with repetitive overhead activities and the elderly with years of use.
The patients usually present with one of the following entities, each having its own distinct clinical features:
1) The impingement syndrome or supraspinatus tendinitis 2) Acute calcific tendinitis 3) Biceps tendinitis and /or rupture
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