For citation purposes: Yamaakdo K. Suprascapular neuropathy related to rotator cuff tears: A short review. OA Sports Medicine 2013 Aug 01;1(2):15.

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Suprascapular neuropathy related to rotator cuff tears: a short review

K Yamakado
 

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Fukui General Hospital, Japan

*Corresponding author Email: yamakadok@gmail.com

Abstract

Introduction

Suprascapular nerve neuropathy related to rotator cuff tears has become a topic of discussion. However, there are a few studies to support suprascapular nerve neuropathy in cases of (massive) rotator cuff tears. There are also a few studies showing the indication for concomitant suprascapular nerve release; however, several clinical and basic studies provide some evidence that suprascapular nerve injury may be a part of the disease spectrum of rotator cuff pathology. In this short review article, suprascapular neuropathy related to rotator cuff tears is discussed.

Conclusion

Till date, there are a few studies to support suprascapular nerve neuropathy in cases of (massive) rotator cuff tears. Future studies will hopefully serve to elucidate these issues.

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