What is a anterior supraspinatus tendon tear?

What is a anterior supraspinatus tendon tear?

A supraspinatus tear is a tear or rupture of the tendon of the supraspinatus muscle. The supraspinatus is part of the rotator cuff of the shoulder. Most of the time it is accompanied with another rotator cuff muscle tear.

Where is the anterior supraspinatus tendon?

The supraspinatus muscle, the most superiorly located of the rotator cuff muscles, resides in the supraspinous fossa of the scapula, superior to the scapular spine.

Does a supraspinatus tear require surgery?

Even though most tears cannot heal on their own, good function can often be achieved without surgery. If, however, you are active and use your arm for overhead work or sports, then surgery is most often recommended because many tears will not heal without surgery.

Is this a distal bicep tear?

A distal bicep tear, or distal biceps tendon rupture, can occur to the elbow from a blunt force trauma or excessive loading on the joint. These tears are characterized as either partial or complete. A partial tear does not completely sever the tendon, while a complete tear will sever the tendon into two pieces.

What is a partial distal bicep tear?

Partial Distal Biceps Tendon Tear. A tear in the distal bicep tendon is most likely to occur with a sudden injury. A tendon can tear in two ways: The first are partial tears that do not completely split the tendon. The second are referred to as complete tears and fully split the tendon in two separate pieces.

Is the rotator cuff a tendon?

The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that hold the shoulder joint in place and allow you to move your arm and shoulder. Problems occur when part of the rotator cuff becomes irritated or damaged.

What is a rotator cuff tendon?

The rotator cuff is a group of four tendons that covers the humeral head and controls arm rotation and elevation. These muscles and their tendons work together with the deltoid muscle to provide motion and strength to the shoulder for all waist-level and shoulder-level or above activities.