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contraindications of rotator cuff tear surgery

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Don Buford
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
General averages..: Patients move their elbow, wrist and hand immediately. No active shoulder motion for about 6 weeks. Between 6 weeks and 3 months patients are in ther ... Read More
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
6 months.: Our protocol calls for 3 weeks in a sling, then we initiate physical therapy. Our patients participate in physical therapy for about 4-6 months before ... Read More

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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Yes, if the surgery is successful, repair of a rotator cuff tear can cause a dramatic reduction in pain and improvement in function. I would discuss ... Read More
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It should.: the number one goal of rotator cuff surgery is pain relief.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Zooker
17 years experience Sports Medicine
Depends: Surgical treatment for full thickness rotator cuff tears (RCT) depends on age, activity level, pain level, weakness, and tear characteristics (size, ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: A rotator cuff tear is like a tear in ur jeans. It only gets bigger unless u take it 2 a seamstres and have it repaired. It may sail along 4 a while a ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
39 years experience Sports Medicine
Hard to say: Without an exam and review of your MRI it is hard to say accurately what your best treatment would be many partial tears can respond to conservati ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
One option: Have you considered asking your physician about adding acupuncture to your current treatment regimen? It can help reduce inflammation & swelling as ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
39 years experience Sports Medicine
Nsaids?: Im not sure what you mean by a rotator cuff tear that doesn't require surgery. But at age 74, I would certainly try to decrease your pain and swelling ... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ryan Pflugner
15 years experience Sports Medicine
Yes....Maybe: It depends on how old the tear is and the quality of the muscle(fatty infiltration).
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmed Elkoulily
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Orthopedic consult: You need to see an orthopedic doctor to evaluate you for surgery.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Most likely: A torn rotator cuf never gets smaller. It's like a tear in ur jeans. It's there and every time you hook it with a foot it gets bigger so surgery is th ... Read More
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