ROTATOR CUFF INJURIES


MECHANISM

DIAGNOSIS

TREATMENT


 



ITE 2013 Q#114.
A 70-year-old white female asks you to evaluate her right shoulder because of pain and limited range of motion. Further history reveals that 2 months ago she slipped in her kitchen and caught onto the refrigerator door handle to avoid falling to the floor. On examination she has pain and weakness at 45° of abduction and weakness on external rotation. She should be treated for

A) bicipital tendinitis
B) disruption of the glenoid fossa
C) rotator cuff tear
D) acromioclavicular separation
E) incomplete fracture of the humeral head

ANSWER: C