Can Supraspinatus Tears Contribute to Acquired Subcoracoid Impingement? A Radiological Study of Anterosuperior Cuff Tears

SUMMARY Backgroud. Many subscapularis (SubS) lesions represent the result of the progression of anterosuperior cuff tears, although their pathophysiology is still relatively unknown. The goal of this paper was to determine the influence of supraspinatus tears in the development of subcoracoid impingement and therefore SubS tears. Methods. This is a retrospective, controlled and single-blinded study. We analyzed 301 patients … Continued