A rotator cuff tear is more acute than tendinitis and usually causes prolonged and worsening pain. An MRI can determine if a patient has a torn rotator cuff. Several treatments options exist so early diagnosis and treatment are critical, especially with acute injuries. Read more.
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American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
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