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January 6, 2016

Rotator cuff tears are very common as we age. They may be related to an injury such as a fall or a sudden jerking movement. However, they can also occur without any identifiable cause. The rotator cuff is the tendon attachment of four small muscles to the upper part of the arm bone (humerus). When functioning, these muscles help hold the ball in the socket and allow the stronger shoulder muscle, the deltoid, to elevate the arm.

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—Monica Harris

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