Rotator Cuff Disorders: Basic Science and Clinical Medicine

Rotator cuff disorders basic science and clinical medicineBy

  • Nicola Maffulli MD MS PhD FRCS(Orth), Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Mile, End Hospital, London, UK
  • John P Furia MD, SUN Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Chief Executive Officer, Evangelical Community Hospital, Ambulatory Surgical Center, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA

This book has been written to help physicians, health care professionals, and most importantly shoulder pain sufferers understand and correct their problem. This book is in a ‘quick-read’ format and aims to create a concise, practical and user-friendly guide. Certain sports and activities are closely associated with such injuries, particularly those involving repetitive overhead motion of the arms, such as baseball, swimming, and painting and decorating. Surgical intervention is often required to repair a tear or remove calcium deposits. This highly illustrated text provides a review of latest best practice in the management of rotator cuff and associated pathologies. It includes comprehensive basic science and clinical chapters authored by some of the worlds most experienced and expert shoulder surgeons. The book provides a comprehensive overview of the pathophysiology of rotator cuff disease at an appropriate level for non-specialist orthopaedists, sports medicine physicians and physical therapists. In this book practical methods for the diagnosis and treatment of rotator cuff disorders, and advice on areas of debate within the field. Each chapter is loaded with the pearls, ‘tips and tricks’ and sound clinical advice derived from years of experience. The basic science, pathophysiology and genetic aspects of rotator cuff disease are presented clearly. The ideas are crisp and blunt. The principles are interwoven with case reports to make the material applicable to the clinical setting. This text will foster enhanced clinical and scientific interest in the disorders of the shoulder. The foundation for an adequate appreciation of shoulder injury, pathophysiology, and treatment is established by making the material clinically relevant. This integrated approach will facilitate decision making and ultimately patient care.


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