Cross-talk between shoulder and neck pain: an imaging study of association between rotator cuff tendon tears and cervical foraminal stenosis


Wu W., Chang K., Han D., Lin C., ÖZÇAKAR L.

MEDICINE, cilt.97, sa.36, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

Özet

Rotator cuff tendon tears are prevalent in patients with shoulder pain, the third most common musculoskeletal complaint. As shoulders are largely innervated by cervical nerves, it seems possible that rotator cuff pathology could have an association with cervical spine disorders, although few studies have investigated this possibility. This study aimed to explore the association between rotator cuff tendon tears and cervical radiculopathy (at C5 and C6 levels) in the shoulder pain population.