Abdul-Wahab TA, Betancourt JP, Hassan F, Thani SA, Choueiri H, Jain NB, Malanga GA, Murrell WD, Prasad A, Verborgt O. Initial treatment of complete rotator cuff tear and transition to surgical treatment: systematic review of the evidence. Muscles, ligaments and tendons journal. 6(6). 35-47. PMID: 27331030 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC4915460
rotator cuff tear affects many people. Natural history, and evidence for non-operative treatment remains limited. Our objective is to assess evidence available for the efficacy and morbidity of commonly used systemic medications, physiotherapy, and injections alongside evaluating any negative long-term effects.