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What is a cuff injury?

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2007-09-25 21:28:22

Possible rotator cuff? as in your shoulder.

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The rotator cuff injury by itself should not , however, many of the injuries that can affect the rotator cuff can also impact the nerves.



The rotator cuff consist of tendons of four different muscles. The exact medical definition of a rotator cuff injury means some kind of damage to the tendons, like a tear or impingement.


Rotator cuff is composed of four muscles. These muscles keep the head of the humerus in proximity to the scapula bone. Any force, that tries to pull away the head of the humerus will cause injury to the rotator cuff muscles. Any body can get such injury.


Rotator cuff tears are tears of one or more of the four tendons of the rotator cuffmuscles. A rotator cuff injury can include any type of irritation or damage to therotator cuff muscles or tendons.


Rotator cuff surgery can mean many things depending on what kind of injury one has. If your whole rotaror cuff is torn, then it is actually sewn together and attached to your bone.



It can relieve pain, but it cannot heal tissue.


Rotator cuff surgery is necessary when chronic shoulder pain associated with rotator cuff injury does not respond to conservative therapy such as rest, heat/ice application, or the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).



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The best prevention is to avoid repetitive overhead arm movements and to develop shoulder strength.


prognosis for recovery from minor rotator cuff injuries is excellent. For serious injuries, the prognosis is usually good, some six weeks of physical therapy being required following surgery


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External rotation of the shoulder is a common exercise to work the rotator cuff muscle. If your muscles have been injured it is advisable to visit a medical professional, as long term damage can occur if not treated correctly.


Depends on your percentage of permanent disability after surgery was paid for by your employer.


The two primary symptoms are pain and weakness in the shoulder or arm, especially with arm movement or at night.


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Rotator cuff tears that are full thickness can become too old to repair after about four months. This is due to curling and shrinking of the muscle. If the muscle shrinks too much or curls too much it can not be surgically reattached.


The rotator cuff is a group of tendons and their related muscles that helps keep the upper arm bone securely placed, or seated, into the socket of the shoulder blade. Rotator cuff disorders are usually caused by a combination of factors, such as normal wear and tear. Age-related degeneration slowly damages the rotator cuff, causing one or more tendons to rub against the bones (impingement). Partial or complete tears to the rotator cuff tendon are more likely to occur when the rotator cuff is already scarred, weakened, or damaged. A complete rotator cuff tear in a person with an otherwise healthy shoulder is most often caused by an extremely forceful injury. PAINPAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Rotator cuff tears (tendon tears around the shoulder joint) can repair over time, but depends on a number of factors including, site, size of tear, age of patient, cause of tear. In the elderly population rotator cuff tears are very common but do not bother them. With the correct physio/exercises one can incorporate the rest of the rotator cuff to compensate and so may not need surgical intervention.



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