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ROTATOR CUFF TEAR – LIGAMENT INJURY SHOULDER

Rotator cuff is a network of four muscles. These four muscles gives stability and allow extreme range of movement of the shoulder joint.

The four muscles are-

  1. Supraspinatus
  2. Infraspinatus
  3. Teres minor
  4. Subscapularis

Function

  1. Adbuction ( Supraspinatus)
  2. External rotation ( Infraspinatus, Teres minor)
  3. Internal rotation ( Subscapularis)

Symptoms

  • Pain
  • Restricted range of motion
  • Difficulty in lifting the arm

Causes

  • Sports injury
  • Fracture of the humeral head
  • Fall with out stretched hand
  • Impingement of the cuff

Treatment

Most common muscle to get injured is Supraspinatus.

  • Rest, ice, physical therapy or Surgery.
  • Surgery is advised in acute, traumatic rotator cuff tear with muscle weakness.
  • Surgery can be performed open or arthroscopically.
  • After the surgery the rehabilitation of the shoulder is required to regain maximum muscle strength and range of motion.
  • Our Rehab programs
    • First 4 weeks – Immobilization
    • 4 – 6 weeks – Passive mobilization
    • 6 – 10 weeks – Both active and Passive mobilization