What causes rotator cuff injuries?

Updated: Oct 25, 2018
  • Author: Gerard A Malanga, MD; Chief Editor: Craig C Young, MD  more...
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Several primary causes of rotator cuff pathology have been described, including age-related degeneration, compromised microvascular supply, and primary outlet impingement. Secondary factors (eg, GH instability) also appear to be related to rotator cuff injuries.


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