Despite advances in surgical repair of rotator cuff tears leading to improved clinical outcomes, high failure rates are still reported in the scientific literature. Reasons for this high failure rate include poor healing of the tendon onto bone based on the fact that we don’t really have a thorough understanding of the unique biology of the rotator cuff. The rotator cuff is very different from other muscles in the body.

In this publication, Associate Professor Raniga and his colleagues summarised the latest research on the biology of the rotator cuff. A better understanding of its biology will then help improve patient outcomes.


M.-A. Zumstein, A. Lädermann, S. Raniga, M.-O. Schär.

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