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Jonathan Cluett, M.D.

Partial vs. Full Rotator Cuff Tear

By February 14, 2006

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A partial rotator cuff tear is a tear through part of the tendons that make up the so-called rotator cuff. Unlike full rotator cuff tears, partial tears still connect to the proper position on the bone, but patial tears may cause weakness and pain in the shoulder. Determining if a partial rotator cuff tear needs surgery depends on the size of the tear and the patient's respone to treatment. Read more about partial rotator cuff tears...
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