Preamble: we prefer the term of “lesion” than “tear” concerning the rotator cuff tendons because the word tear introduces a notion of trauma which concerns only a small part of the cases.
You will find through the following pages what it is wise to know if you’re suffering from cuff tear :
What is the difference between a partial rupture of the tendon and transfixing of a tendon?
How are tendon lesions classified?
What may be the appearance or quality of the muscles concerned by these tendons (a tendon being the fibrous and resistant end of the muscle which is inserted on the bone)