Mr Robin Mark Seagger MBBS MSc FRCS

GMC No. 4536697

Twitter @fixmyshoulder

c/o Emma Shires

Tel: 01706 869025


Practice Address:

BMI Highfield Hospital

Manchester Road


OL11 4LZ

Tel: 01706 655121

Rotator Cuff Tear



General wear and tear of the shoulder tendons

Above shoulder height and repetitive activities

Genetics, Sporting Activities, Wok related, Age Related Change

Commonly Supraspinatus muscle- lifts the arm from the side

Complete tear through tendon insertion on to bone

Tear varies in size- small <1cm,medium 1-3cm, large 3-5cm, massive >5cm



Pain down into upper arm on raising arm forwards or sideways

Pain on rotation of arm- reaching for seat belt, arm in to sleeve

Pain on lying on arm in bed, disturbed sleep

Weakness of shoulder movements

Potential inability to lift the arm-psuedoparlysis



X-Ray, Ultrasound scan, MRI scan


Treatment options:            

Pain killers


Injections (steroid/cortisone)

Subacromial Decompression

Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair