Rotator Cuff Tear

Top Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia Orthopedic Surgeons Specializing in Rotator Cuff Tear

The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons in each shoulder. It holds your upper arm bone in your shoulder socket. It keeps your arm stable while allowing it to lift and rotate. Too much stress on the rotator cuff can cause a tear. This can be a painful injury.

What is a rotator cuff tear?

This detailed video describes a rotator cuff tear, including its causes, symptoms, and treatment. Your torn rotator cuff can be treated with a sling and with medications to help your pain. You may benefit from physical therapy. Your healthcare provider can create a plan that is right for you.