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International Review of Medical Practice, 2020, XXVI/3: 123-129

Title: Shoulder rotator cuff injury 

Authors: Retmański A, Szymczak Z. 

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04-03-2020

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Shoulder rotator cuff injury

Retmański A1, Szymczak Z2.

Mazowian Center of Rehabilitation STOCER, Konstancin-Jeziorna: 1Department of Daily Rehabilitation; 2Department of Orthopedics

International Review of Medical Practice, 2020; Vol. 26, No. 3, 123

The shoulder performs movements that are the result of synergistically and comprehensively operating joints: the gleno-humeral, sternoclavicular and shoulder-clavicular joints. The muscles of the rotator cuff play an important role in the active movements of the shoulder complex, damage to which is the most common cause of shoulder girdle dysfunction. The position of the rotator cuff contributes to this, making it susceptible to mechanical overload. Rotator cuff syndrome also results from overload or damage to the tendons of the muscles that make up this anatomical structure. Excessive load on the rotator cuff occurs during the abduction movement, external and internal rotation of the arm with the loaded upper limb. Patients with damage to the rotator cuff should be treated conservatively or surgically in order to avoid the adverse outcome of the disease, which is a „frozen” shoulder.

Key words: shoulder complex, rotator cuff, overload syndrome