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Subscapularis tendon tears
Arthrosc Orthop Sports Med 2015;2:103-109
Published online July 1, 2015;  https://doi.org/10.14517/aosm15011
© 2015 Arthroscopy and Orthopedic Sports Medicine.

Sang Ha Park, Suenghwan Jo, Mohamed Attia, Young Lae Moon

Department of Orthopedics, Chosun University Hospital, Gwangju, Korea 
Correspondence to: Young Lae Moon, Department of Orthopedics, Chosun University Hospital, 365 Pilmun-daero, Dong-gu, Gwangju 501-717, Korea. Tel: +82-62-220-3147, Fax: +82-62-226-3379, E-mail: orthoped@chosun.ac.kr
Received June 8, 2015; Revised June 10, 2015; Accepted June 10, 2015.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Abstract
The subscapularis is a powerful internal rotator which contribute significantly to the shoulder motion but its pathology has only recently been recognized. The injury can occur after trauma or by degenerative aging process. The diagnosis can be made with careful patient assessment including physical examinations and the advanced imaging. The management of the subscapularis tear is dependent on the size and clinical findings but the functional demand of the patient should be considered. Nonoperative treatment is sufficient for partial injury in older patients. However, the patient with full thickness tears with functional loss is need for surgical repair. The prompt dagnosis and the early operation could provide excellent results.
Keywords : Subscapularis; Tears; Diagnosis; Management
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