Shoulder and Elbow - Massive Rotator Cuff Tears

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Subspecialty Theme of the Month, September 2011

Massive rotator cuff tears are a debilitating and difficult pathology to treat. Four distinct treatment options will be discussed in this September’s series of Subspecialty Theme of the Month articles, reprinted with permission from the Spring 2009 issue of COA Bulletin.

The articles in this series focus on:

  • Nonoperative treatment of rotator cuff tears, by Dr. Peter B. MacDonald
  • Debridement and partial arthroscopic repair, by Dr. Richard M. Holtby
  • Reverse shoulder arthroplasty, by Dr. Ryan T. Bicknell
  • Tendon transfers, by Drs. Danny Goel and Darren Drosdowech