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01 Oct 2009

shoulder pain
can you explain what rotor cuff syndrome is
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Shoulder Doc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Mike,
the word "rotator cuff syndrome" is to my mind a very vague and non-specific term. Physios and doctors often use the term when the diagnosis is uncertain. The rotator cuff is group of tendons on top of the shoulder deep to the deltoid muscle. This "syndrome" term is sometimes given to one of the specific conditions affecting the rotator cuff:

- impingement of the rotator cuff
-calcific tendinitis of the rotator cuff
-tears of the rotator cuff
-subacromial bursitis and rotator cuff tendinitis (also vague and often less certain)

Do have a look at our website www.shoulderinstitute.co.za and at the different conditions described there - i am sure you will find relevant informatioin there. If you have more questions feel free to ask. You may also use the contatct addressses on tbe website if you want to post more questions,

Regards,

Dr Joe de Beer
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