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Shouldering the blame for impingement: the rotator cuff continuum

J van Zuydam
DC Janse van Rensburg
CC Grant
A Janse van Rensburg
J Patricios


The aim of this article was to summarise recent research on shoulder impingement and rotator cuff pathology. A continuum modelĀ of rotator cuff pathology is described, and the challenges of accurate clinical diagnosis, imaging and best management discussed.

Keywords: shoulder impingement syndrome, subacromial impingement syndrome, rotator cuff, tendinopathy, rehabilitation