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International Journal of Morphology

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SCHADECK DE ALMEIDA, Josiane; CARVALHO FILHO, Guaracy  and  MARINO LAMARI, Neuseli. Rotator cuff Disease: Aspects and Implications. Int. J. Morphol. [online]. 2005, vol.23, n.4, pp.381-385. ISSN 0717-9502.

The objetive this study was analyze the characteristics of the rotator cuff disease carrying and its implications by the lesion evolutional stage. 112 patients with initial diagnosis of rotator cuff disease were interviewed, most of them women, average age of 51 years, right side more injured, with evidence to be the most damaged (p=0,00) and with a lot incapacity to move the upper limbs (p<0,05). The most found pathology stage was the partial rupture of supraspinatus tendon, 26,16 months of attendance and without association with pathology stages. Most of patients were treated with physiotherapy and just 19% of them were submitted to the surgery procedure. It has shown that this pathology implies in lots functional damages, affects social and work standard with high incapacities on upper limbs even after treatment

Keywords : Shoulder impingement syndrome; Physical therapy; Rotator cuff.

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