Dabija DI, Gao C, Edwards TL, Kuhn JE, Jain NB. Genetic and familial predisposition to rotator cuff disease: a systematic review. Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery. 2017 Jun;26(26). 1103-1112. PMID: 28162885 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC5438768 NIHMSID: NIHMS849812.
Rotator cuff disease is a common disorder leading to shoulder pain and loss of function. Its etiology in atraumatic cases is uncertain and is likely to extend beyond repetitive microtrauma or overuse. Our objective was to determine whether there is a genetic or familial predisposition to rotator cuff disease.