The tendon disorders of the shoulder

Current Care Summary
Working group appointed by the Finnish Medical Society Duodecim, Societas Medicinae Physicalis et Rehabilitationis Fenniae and the Finnish Orthopaedic Association

Current Care Guideline «Olkapään jännevaivat»1 and Summary «Olkapään jännevaivat»2 in Finnish

Degenerative rotator cuff tendon disease (tendinopathy) is the most common disorder of the shoulder. A full-thickness tear of the rotator cuff may be caused by degeneration, or it may develop due to an acute trauma. The typical symptoms include pain and functional deficiencies. Diagnostics is based on clinical findings. The primary radiologic imaging is x-ray. Degenerative tendon diseases are primarily treated conservatively in primary health care, the most important treatment modality is physiotherapy-guided therapeutic rehabilitation. Surgical treatment is considered in full-thickness rotator cuff tears, especially after traumatic onset.

Vesa Lepola (Chair)

Juha Paloneva

Marja-Liisa Huuskonen

Mauri Kallinen

Jaro Karppinen

Kimmo Mattila

Ville Mattila

Jukka Raittinen

Jari Rautiainen

Esa-Pekka Takala

Ville Äärimaa