International Journal of Education and Research in Health Sciences
(Official Publication of Sai Amrut Educational and Medical Research Foundation, Aurangabad)

Vol.1, Issue 3 (2018)

Rotator Cuff Injury

Swati S Kadu, Abhijit Diwate, Deepak B Anap


OBJECTIVE: To describe the evaluation, management, and rehabilitation of multifactorial rotator cuff lesion in an elderly female. INTRODUCTION: The reported onset of pain was gradual. There was no history of fall or trauma. Pain was present on anterolateral aspect of left shoulder. Pain was sharp and deep on abduction and flexion of the left shoulder and reported a visual analogue scale (VAS) score of 9.5/10. TREATMENT: The patient was managed conservatively with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and physiotherapy. The patient underwent a 2-month rehabilitation protocol in preparation for return to normal daily activities. UNIQUENESS: This case involved an elderly female who sustained multiple causative factors for rotator cuff lesions. CONCLUSION: By presenting this case report, we hope for a better understanding of rotator cuff lesions and how to successfully manage and rehabilitate.


Calcification, Elderly, Physiotherapy, Rotator cuff lesion, Shoulder impingement

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