Rotator cuff tears involving isolated lesions in the sub-scapularis tendon are rare, whereas those associated with superior cuff tears are frequent. Studies of surgical repair from anterosuperior cuff tears report satisfactory clinical outcomes – nonetheless with a residual weakness – at an average follow up of between 15 months and 6 years. The influence of prognosis of the extent of the lesions, particularly those of the subscapularis, is a matter of debate.

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