Rotator Cuff Tear

Complications

  • Pain and Disability. A rotator cuff tear should only generally be treated if it is painful and causing trouble. Many people cope well with a rotator cuff tear. However, for some people, an untreated rotator cuff tear can lead to ongoing pain and dysfunction of the shoulder.
  • Arthritis. Sometimes a complete tear of the rotator cuff can lead to arthritis of the shoulder joint.

13 June, 2010