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Rotator Cuff Tendonitis: A Closer Look

Subacromial Bursitis, Shoulder Impingement or Impingement Syndrome

Rotator cuff tendonitis or impingement syndrome

 

Shoulder impingement syndrome, or also called rotator cuff tendonitis or subacromial bursitis, is inflammation in the rotator cuff and surrounding soft tissues. The rotator cuff is comprised of four different muscles (supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis and the teres minor). These four muscles combine to form a “cuff” over the humeral head (top of the upper arm).

 

This group of tendons is very important in overhead lifting as well as overhead motions such as swimming and throwing sports.

 

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There are several non-surgical (en Español) options to treat this condition.

If non-surgical options are exhausted, surgical options are available.

 

For more specific information, please check with your provider.

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Source and for more information: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

 

Information on Rotator cuff tendinitis in Spanish is available:  http://www.orthoinfo.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00482