Clin Should Elbow.  2020 Jun;23(2):109-117. 10.5397/cise.2020.00143.

Rotator cuff tear with joint stiffness: a review of current treatment and rehabilitation

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  • 1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea

Abstract

Repair of the rotator cuff tear is a joint-tightening procedure that can worsen joint stiffness. This paradoxical phenomenon complicates treatment of rotator cuff tear with joint stiffness. As a result, there is controversy about how and when to treat joint stiffness. As many treatments have been published, this review discusses the latest findings on treatment of rotator cuff tear with joint stiffness.

Keyword

Concomitant joint stiffness; Rotator cuff tear; Shoulder; Arthroscopic capsular release
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