Body fat and rotator cuff tear sizes

Having a higher BMI in fact predisposes you to more severe rotator cuff tears

The avascular zone in the tendons of the supraspinatus and infraspinatus has shown to be prone to tearing. Systemic conditions of the cardiorespiratory system (such as hypertension, atherosclerosis and elevated cholesterol levels ), diabetes and metabolic syndrome – all of which are associated with adiposity – might worsen this condition.


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