OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this article is to review the biomechanical properties of the rotator cuff and glenohumeral joint and the pathophysiology, imaging characteristics, and treatment options of rotator cuff tear arthropathy (RCTA). CONCLUSION. Although multiple pathways have been proposed as causes of RCTA, the exact cause remains unclear. Increasing knowledge about the clinical diagnosis, imaging features, and indicators of severity improves recognition and treatment of this pathologic condition.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||American Journal of Roentgenology|
|State||Published - Nov 2015|
- Rotator cuff tear
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging