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Full thickness tear distal supraspinatus tendon

A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
See shoulder doctor: An orthopedic surgeon who does lots of shoulder repairs or specializes in shoulders, can look at the MRI, do a good exam, and estimate what might happ... Read More
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A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Depends: Depends on if you are having symptoms or not, if it's dominant or nondominant side. Can be treated conservatively initially with strengthening of the... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Juan Cucalon
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Tear: If your problem is pain and lost of mobility the answer is yes. Other things you may try before surgery is physical therapy and rehabilitation to impr... Read More
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Orthopaedic opinion: Full thickness tear usually requires orthopaedic review for consideration of surgical intervention. Please discuss this with your GP.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Wittstadt
Hand Surgery 38 years experience
Rotator Cuff Tear: If you are 31 and have a full thickness tear of your suprspinatous tendon, you have a problem. The supraspinatous is one of the 4 muscles that make u... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara MacFarlane
Family Medicine 39 years experience
If you mean without surgery -it takes 6-8 weeks to determine where you will land without surgery. With surgery expect 8-12 weeks to get back to your n... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Rotator cuff tear: That is just a fancy way to say you have torn your rotator cuff. The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles that allow you to move your arm away fro... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 19 years experience
Supraspinatus tear: If you want a chance for a full recovery surgery is your best option. Otherwise you will have signficantly reduced function (plus ongiong pain) in tha... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 47 years experience
Opinions: You need to obtain orthopedic surgical consultations as full healing and return to normal is NOT going to occur with injections and PT, but you could ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara MacFarlane
Family Medicine 39 years experience
That is a tear that is essentially the full way through the supraspinatus tendon of the shoulder. Though most tears cannot heal on their own, you can ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Large tear.: That indicates a large tear that has pulled back far from its insertion point. May be tougher to surgically repair.
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