While rotator cuff tears are often associated with repetitive use of the shoulder, you can have a traumatically induced rotator cuff tear. The rotator cuff is composed of muscles and tendons which can get injured when there is direct impact to the shoulder from a side impact, for example. However, another common way for the rotator cuff to become injured is when an individual braces for a rear end collision. By holding the steering wheel tightly in anticipation of an impact, they tighten the shoulder muscles and tendons, making it more likely for injury to occur. To learn more about rotator cuff injuries and car accidents, please visit my library article.
by Robert Mansour
Robert Mansour is a personal injury lawyer serving Santa Clarita, Valencia,