Contractile dysfunction of the shoulder (rotator cuff tendinopathy): an overview
Author: Littlewood, Chris
Source: Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy, Volume 20, Number 4, 2012 , pp. 209-213(5)
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Abstract:It is now over a decade since the features defining a contractile dysfunction of the shoulder were first reported. Since this time, some progress has been made to better understand this mechanical syndrome. In response to these developments, this narrative review will explore current understanding in relation to pathology, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of this syndrome with reference to literature specifically relating to contractile dysfunction but also literature relating to rotator cuff tendinopathy where necessary. The review not only identifies the strengths of the mechanical diagnosis and therapy approach with reference to a contractile dysfunction of the shoulder but also identifies where further progress needs to be made.
Document Type: Review Article
Affiliations: School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, UK
Publication date: 2012-11-01