Acta Ortopédica Mexicana

Guerra-Soriano F, Encalada-Díaz MI, Ruiz-Suárez M, Valero-González FS
Rotator cuff tear athropathy prevalence
Acta Ortop Mex 2017; 31 (5)

Language: Español
References: 23
Page: 228-232
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Introduction: Glenohumeral arthritis secondary to massive rotator cuff tear presents with a superior displacement and femoralization of the humeral head with coracoacromial arch acetabularization. The purpose of this study was to establish prevalence of rotator cuff tear artropathy (CTA) at our institution. Material and methods: Four hundred electronic records were reviewed from which we identified 136 patients with rotator cuff tears. A second group was composed with patients with massive cuff tears that were analized and staged by the Seebauer cuff tear arthropathy classification. Results: Thirty four patients with massive rotator cuff tears were identified, 8 male and 26 female (age 60.1 ± 10.26 years). Massive rotator cuff tear prevalence was 25%. CTA prevalence found in the rotator cuff group was 19 and 76% in the massive cuff tears group. Patients were staged according to the classification with 32% in stage 1a, 11% 1b, 32% 2a and 0% 2b. Conclusion: CTA prevalence in patients with rotator cuff tears and massive cuff tears is higher than the one reported in American population. We consider that a revision of the Seebauer classification to be appropriate to determine its reliability.

Key words: Cuff-tear arthropathy, massive rotator cuff tear, prevalence.