Rotator cuff tears in anterior dislocation of the shoulder

E. Itoi, S. Tabata

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We diagnosed 16 rotator cuff tears in 109 shoulders in 104 patients with a traumatic anterior dislocation. Twelve of these were followed up for an average of 32 months. A surgical repair of the cuff was carried out in eleven and the results were satisfactory in eight (73%) regardless of a Bankart lesion. The repair of a torn cuff seems to be sufficient to stabilise the shoulder in elderly patients, even when a Bankart lesion is present and is not repaired.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)240-244
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Orthopaedics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1992 Sep 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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