Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00002680
Title: Rotator cuff tear - A review
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Rotator cuff tear is the common tear occurring in shoulder. The main muscles involved are supraspinatus, teres major, subscapularis, and infraspinatus. The bursa is present as the lubricating sac. The tear types are partial thickness and full thickness tear. The males are more affected than females. Older population is affected the most. Tendon degeneration and impingement syndrome are main etiologies. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanning is considered the gold diagnosis in which the acute tear can be detected. Ultrasound is used in diagnosing higher tear and in dynamic testing. Conservative management is recommended in the initial stages. Physiotherapy has been increased in case of partial and full thickness tear. The new arthroscopic polyglycolic acid sheet patch graft is the treatment for irreparable rotator cuff tear. This particular review was done on the basis of a collection of 120 articles, of which 30 articles were used for this review. The articles were based on study design and specific objective. The main prospective is that the arthroscopic study, treatment, and diagnosis were analyzed and established. Demographic information, rotator cuff tear characteristics, operative technical details, objective and subjective outcome measurements, and complications were gleaned from the studies. Rotator cuff tear is the most prevalent tear in our body. It is common for both males and females. The abnormalities related to rotator cuff tear are increasing with age. The consequences varied from person to person. Symptoms are different for adolescents and older people. The diagnostic methods are advanced. MRI and ultrasound play the key role in diagnosis. Therapeutic options used to repair ruptured tendons have consisted of suture, autografts, allografts, and synthetic prostheses. Reduction in the stem cells might help the rotator cuff tear to heal on its own. Surgical methods also get advanced. Conservative management plays the main role in initial tears. Proper care and good conservative management might help them to get rid of this tear. Though advancements are seen in rotator cuff tear, there is still a long way of analyzing the tear types, diagnostic methods, and treatments. Immediate rehabilitation is necessary. Better healing and further study on this have to be encouraged.

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    B. Revathi 1 , Karthik Ganesh Mohanraj 2 , K. Yuvaraj Babu2 *

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    1 Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: K. Yuvaraj Babu, Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai – 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    B. Revathi 1 , Karthik Ganesh Mohanraj 2 , K. Yuvaraj Babu2 *

    Title:Rotator cuff tear - A review
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (December)
    Page No: (2517-2520)
  • Experimental Methods Keywords

    Methodology:Impingement syndrome, Partial thickness tear, Polyglycolic acid sheet patch graft, Rotator cuff muscle, Rotator cuff tear
    Research Materials:Full thickness tear


Full thickness tear Impingement syndrome Partial thickness tear Polyglycolic acid sheet patch graft Rotator cuff muscle Rotator cuff tear

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