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Rotator Cuff Disease: Basics of Diagnosis and Treatment

Shoulder pain accounts for approximately three million visits to physicians each year in the United States; of these visits, rotator cuff disease is the most common cause of shoulder pain. Rotator cuff disease is a prevalent cause of shoulder pain and shoulder weakness and often leaves patients with limited range of motion and functional use of their arm. This article, “Rotator Cuff Disease: Basics of Diagnosis and Treatment”, discusses the various types of rotator tears, diagnostic tests, and preferred treatment options that yield the most positive outcomes.