Cuff Tear Arthropathy

The consequence of having a longstanding severe rotator cuff tear without intervention is cuff tear arthropathy as the joint becomes worn out and painful.

There is often pain and swelling of the shoulder, coupled with significant dysfunction. Night pain is again a prominent feature.

The management of a shoulder once rotator cuff arthropathy has set in involves a shoulder replacement, as no other operation will as reliably remove the pain or restore function.

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