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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 92-94

Return to sports and physical activity after a surgical repair of musculotendinous junction tear of supraspinatus

1 Department of Orthopaedics, Sunshine Hospital, Secunderabad, Telangana, India
2 Department of Arthroscopy and Shoulder Surgery, Sunshine Hospital, Secunderabad, Telangana, India

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Hari Krishna Yadoji
Sunshine Hospital, Secunderabad - 500 003, Telangana
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/joasis.joasis_32_22

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Rotator cuff tears commonly occur at their attachment on greater tuberosity. Musculotendinous junction (MTJ) tears in itself are relatively uncommon and a partial musculotendinous junction tear is even more uncommon. These tears are difficult to treat. All MTJ tears may not require surgery. There are reports stating the role of conservative management. However, a high-demanding individual may not be beneficial with conservative management. A case of a 35-year-old male came with the complaint of sudden onset of pain in the shoulder while doing gym 3 days ago. In magnetic resonance imaging, we identified a partial tear in MTJ of supraspinatus (SSP). Given his high-demanding lifestyle, we opted for a surgical repair and describe the surgical procedure in this case report. The aim of this case report is to emphasize on the existence of partial tear in MTJ of SSP and the need for surgical repair in high-demanding individuals. A partial tear of SSP MTJ may need surgical repair in high-demanding individuals, for them to return to their previous level of activity.

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