Author(s): Chard MD, Hazleman R, Hazleman BL, King RH, Reiss BB
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Abstract A community survey of identifiable symptomatic shoulder disorders in a sample of 644 elderly people over age 70 (318 male and 326 female) revealed a prevalence of 21\%. Shoulder disorders were more common in women (25\%, versus 17\% in men). Approximately 70\% of the cases of shoulder pain involved the rotator cuff. Fewer than 40\% of the subjects sought medical attention for these symptoms. Increased medical awareness is needed, since the elderly often do not volunteer information about such symptoms.
This article was published in Arthritis Rheum
and referenced in Journal of Tissue Science & Engineering