Arthroscopic Identification of Partial-Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears

Robert W. Lindeman, Larry D. Field

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Partial-thickness rotator cuff tears are among the most common challenges faced by orthopaedic surgeons today. The ability to adequately manage these injuries depends on identifying their full extent during arthroscopic evaluation. There are many ways to fully visualize these tears, including arm positioning and gentle debridement. The purpose of this article is to highlight several tips and techniques to enable full visualization of partial-thickness rotator cuff tears to determine appropriate treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e1233-e1237
JournalArthroscopy Techniques
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2019
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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