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What is rotator cuff disease anyway?

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 17 February 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b642
  1. Gabriel Symonds, general practitioner1
  1. 1Tokyo, Japan
  1. symonds{at}

    I am not surprised that the study by Ekeberg and colleagues showed no difference between subacromial ultrasound-guided or systemic steroid injection for rotator cuff disease.1

    What is rotator cuff disease? I submit no such disease exists. You might as well talk of shoulder pain disease or the long discredited periarthritis.

    The diagnostic …

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