Rotator Cuff Tear

A woman looks at a man’s injured shoulder.
An illustration of the shoulder joint and tendons.
A woman slips and falls on ice.
A man injures his shoulder lifting heavy stones.
A baseball pitcher throwing the ball.
A senior tennis player grips an aching shoulder.
A man explains his shoulder pain to a nurse.
A man explains his shoulder pain to a nurse.
A sign points to the emergency room entrance at the hospital.
An x-ray of the shoulder.
A woman uses exercise bands for physical therapy on her shoulder.
A torn rotator cuff (left), and a repaired rotator cuff tendon following surgery (right).
A woman stretching her shoulders before exercise.
A father and son enjoy playing football in the backyard.

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Reviewed by Aimee V. HachigianGould, MD on Tuesday, June 21, 2016

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