Rotator cuff disease: a review of diagnosis, pathophysiology, and current trends in treatment

Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 1994 May;75(5):604-9.


This article reviews the anatomy, pathophysiology, and treatment of rotator cuff disease. A plan is presented to assist the clinician in making the appropriate diagnosis and proceed with adequate workup and treatment of a patient with shoulder pain.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Algorithms
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Joint Diseases / diagnosis
  • Joint Diseases / physiopathology
  • Joint Diseases / therapy
  • Pain / physiopathology
  • Radiography
  • Rotator Cuff / pathology*
  • Rotator Cuff / physiopathology
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Shoulder Joint / diagnostic imaging