The rotator cuff involves four muscles that are responsible for raising and rotating your arm. A rotator cuff tear most commonly involves the supraspinatus, which is one of the muscles; however, it could involve all of the muscles. Orthopedic doctors often diagnose this injury in patients who have suffered a fall or have overused the muscles. A rotator cuff tear can also occur due to the aging process.
For more information about rotator cuff tears, watch this video. This helpful animation explains the anatomy of the rotator cuff and encourages patients to treat a rotator cuff tear promptly to prevent it from getting worse. The video also explains orthopedic treatment options.
If you’ve suffered a rotator cuff tear or other orthopedic injury , the doctors at Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine can help restore you to health. Our office is conveniently located in Forest Hills and can be reached by calling (718) 897-2228.