at Southern Arizona Radiology Associates

Rotator Cuff  Tears

The rotator cuff is a cone-shaped group of 4 shoulder muscles and their tendons that help stabilize the shoulder and help the arm perform various movements.

A rotator cuff tear is a common cause of shoulder pain, weakness, and reduced range of motion.

An experienced provider specializing in sports medicine or orthopedic surgery will be able to determine if one or more of those tendons are torn.

When your provider suspects a rotator cuff tear, imaging will be necessary to confirm the tear, to assess the extent of the tear and other associated abnormalities in the shoulder, and to help your provider determine the best course of treatment.

The most accurate imaging tool to assess rotator cuff tears is an MRI.

SARA has complete imaging centers equipped with MRI in Tucson and Sierra Vista, with services also coming soon to Green Valley.

If your healthcare provider ordered an MRI for you, call us to schedule your appointment at