Research \\ Dr Paul Jarrett

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DR Paul Jarrett

Hand and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Murdoch Orthopaedic Clinic.
Co-Head of Department of Hand Surgery, Fremantle Hospital, Western Australia.

Presentation – Rotator Cuff Tears

St John of God Murdoch GP talk series for over 100 General Practitioners - June 2019

Rotator Cuff Tears

This study presents the incidence of rotator cuff tears in the general population and the types of patients who would benefit or not benefit from treatment of their cuff tears.

Rotator cuff tears can be present in people with no shoulder symptoms and often require no treatment. Also, sometimes people may have a tear seen on imaging and yet it not be responsible for their shoulder pain and rotator cuff tears are a complex area with quite a lot of debate currently as to when treatment if considered beneficial. The feedback from the attendees was excellent.