According to a study published online in the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, self-assessed shoulder comfort and function and active motion may not closely correlate to surgically documented rotator cuff tear integrity. 

The research team reviewed data on 55 shoulders treated surgically for cuff-related symptoms, and compared preoperative Simple Shoulder Test score with objectively measured preoperative active shoulder motion and cuff integrity as observed at surgery. They found that surgically observed cuff integrity was not strongly associated with the shoulder comfort or function. The researchers believe that a better understanding of factors other than cuff integrity that may influence comfort and function for shoulders with cuff disease is needed to manage patients with rotator cuff disorders. Learn more...

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