How does age-related degeneration contribute to rotator cuff injuries?

Updated: Oct 25, 2018
  • Author: Gerard A Malanga, MD; Chief Editor: Craig C Young, MD  more...
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Intrinsic tendinopathy is an age-related degenerative process.

Uhthoff and Ozaki found an increase in frequency of partial-thickness and full-thickness tears with increasing age.

Increased degenerative changes are observed in athletes and workers who perform overhead motions.


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