This highly illustrated text highlights 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 world's most experienced and expert shoulder surgeons. Provides a comprehensive overview of the pathophysiology of rotator cuff disease at an appropriate level for non-specialist orthopedists, sports medicine physicians and physical therapists. Offers timely, reader-friendly and practical methods for the diagnosis and treatment of rotator cuff disorders, and advice on areas of debate within the field, e.g. the use of Platelet rich plasma in tendon healing. International contributor list primarily from North America and Europe includes some of the most respected and accomplished shoulder surgeons in the world, thereby ensuring the book reflects global best practice. Chapters written to template to ensure consistency of approach and readability.
Nicola Maffulli MD MS PhD FRCS (Orth) Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry John P Furia MD SUN Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, Lewisburg, USA
Chapter 1 Rotator cuff: anatomy and embryology Chapter 2 Surgical anatomy and rotator cuff tear pattern Chapter 3 Why does the rotator cuff fail? The pathophysiology of rotator cuff disease Chapter 4 Epidemiology and genetic basis of rotator cuff pathology Chapter 5 Rotator cuff biomechanics Chapter 6 Examination of the shoulder for rotator cuff disease Chapter 7 Imaging of the rotator cuff Chapter 8 Partial rotator cuff tears Chapter 9 The overhead athlete Chapter 10 SLAP lesions and tendinopathy of the long head of biceps Chapter 11 Full-thickness rotator cuff tears Chapter 12 Subscapularis tears Chapter 13 Rotator cuff arthropathy and glenohumeral arthritis: prevention and treatment Chapter 14 Single-row versus double-row rotator cuff repair Chapter 15 Growth factors and tendon healing Chapter 16 Rotator cuff orthobiologics Chapter 17 Augmentation of massive rotator cuff tears Chapter 18 Platelet-rich plasma: does it help tendon healing? Chapter 19 Outcome measures Chapter 20 Tissue engineering: the future of rotator cuff repair surgery