When a shoulder condition like a rotator cuff tear occurs, the pain can be significant. A tear can prevent you from enjoying the activities you love. TriHealth Orthopedic & Sports Institute and Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine have assembled a team of nationally renowned surgeons and specialists who offer advanced treatment to help you get back to full mobility.
Your rotator cuff is a group of four muscles that help you lift and rotate your arm and hold the ball on the upper arm bone (the humerus) in the socket of the shoulder (the glenoid). These muscles cover the head of the humerus like a cuff.
A rotator cuff tear is either a partial or full tear of one or more tendons that attach the rotator cuff muscles to the humerus head.
Sometimes, age can be a contributing factor in the cause of a rotator cuff tear. The type of activities you participate in can also have an effect on the cause.
The most common symptoms of a rotator cuff tear include:
Treatment depends on whether you have a partial or full rotator cuff tear. The goal is to relieve pain and restore function.
Risk factors for rotator cuff tear include:
You can take steps to minimize your risk for rotator cuff tears. To help prevent the chances of having a rotator cuff tear, you should:
To learn more about rotator cuff tears or make an appointment with an orthopedic specialist: Call TriHealth at 513 246 2300 or our orthopedic partner, Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, at 513 354 3700.