Why is a detailed history important in the diagnosis of rotator cuff injuries?

Updated: Oct 25, 2018
  • Author: Gerard A Malanga, MD; Chief Editor: Craig C Young, MD  more...
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A detailed history is important to diagnose a rotator cuff injury and can help rule out other diagnoses in the differential (eg, referred pain from the cervical spine, more serious referred symptoms of cardiac origin) (see Differential Diagnoses and Other Problems to Be Considered).


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