Dr. Kevin Yip

Dr Kevin Yip
Orthopaedic Surgeon
MBBS(UK), FRCS(EDIN), FAM(SING), FHKCOS(ORTHO)

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Traction Overload Tendinitis

Traction overload tendinitis

Traction overload tendinitis is more common in younger athletes. These patients are less likely to have partial tears of the rotator cuff and are more likely to have asymmetry in shoulder range of motion, as well
as asymmetry in strength of the periscapular muscles. Posterior capsular tightness and periscapular weakness are common problems, which force the rotator cuff tendons to work harder, thus creating an
overload or overuse condition. Symptoms similar to traction overload tendinitis can also be due to subtle shoulder instability.

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