Question - Full-thickness Supraspintus tears

by Muhammad G. Malik
(Toronto, Canada)

Dear Sir,


I had an accident where a car rear-ended me. I suffered pain in neck and shoulders. The X-ray of neck revealed DDD at level 4 and 5 of cervical spine and Ultrasound of shoulders has revealed Full-thickness supraspinatus tears of 2.6 cm in both the shoulders.

The insurer's doctors say that these injuries are not attributeable to motor-vehcile accident.

Before the accident I was physically fit and use to work 72 hours a week (12 hours daily for 6 days of the week) in a Warehouse.

Please comment on this.


Yours Sincerley,


Muhammad G.Malik

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Jul 09, 2009
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Possible but not likely.
by: Anonymous

If you had both hands on the steering wheel at the time of the collision there is a slight chance that you could have torn both rot. cuffs. Another consideration is the air bag blowing your hands off the wheel to cause this damage. But seeing that you have done warehouse type work it is more likely that your tears are due to repetitive strain injury. - Rehab therapist

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