Rotator cuff tears are known to cause pain, weakness and decreased range of motion limiting functional ADLSs and overhead work. Despite the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) score’s routine use in shoulder research, few studies have looked at the ASES in a disease-specific manner and assessed its sensitivity to detect sub-types of rotator cuff disease. The purpose of this study was to determine if specific tendon tears identified at the time of primary rotator cuff repair surgery were associated with preoperative functional limitations and pain as measured by ASES scores.

Full Article: Functional Limitations as Measured by the ASES Score for Patients that Present With Rotator Cuff Pathology