“A rotator cuff tear is one of the most common diseases among shoulder disorders in our daily practice. Given the fact that conservative treatment is effective in patients with rotator cuff tears1,2 and that the clinical outcome of re-tear patients after surgery is as good as those with successful repair,3 it is most likely that the very existence of a cuff tear does not always cause shoulder symptoms. In the literature, there have been many reports describing the existence of the asymptomatic rotator cuff tears in large numbers.4e6 However, there are few reports demonstrating the prevalence of asymptomatic tears. in the general population. The purpose of this study was to clarify the prevalence of symptomatic and asymptomatic rotator cuff tears in the general population by conducting mass- screening in one village.
conclusion, our survey of 664 residents in one village demonstrated that the prevalence of rotator cuff tear was 22.1% in the general population, which increased with age. Asymptomatic tear was twice as common as symptomatic tear.
Prevalence of symptomatic and asymptomatic rotator cuff tears in the general population: From mass-screening in one village.”
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