Rotator cuff tendinitis: basic concepts of pathoetiology

Instr Course Lect. 1989;38:439-45.

Abstract

A discussion of the etiologic and pathologic factors associated with rotator cuff tendinitis and rupture concludes that intrinsic muscle contractile tension overload rather than primary impingement is the major factor in the etiology of rotator cuff tendinitis. Treatment is predicated on restoring health to the rotator cuff rather than enlarging the coracoacromial space.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Athletic Injuries / etiology*
  • Athletic Injuries / pathology
  • Athletic Injuries / physiopathology
  • Humans
  • Ligaments, Articular / physiology
  • Shoulder Joint / pathology
  • Shoulder Joint / physiopathology*
  • Tendinopathy / etiology*
  • Tendinopathy / pathology
  • Tendinopathy / physiopathology
  • Tendons / pathology
  • Tendons / physiology