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Rotator cuff repair

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Little hard: It take about 8-16 weeks some people experience a lot of pain in the early stage up to 3 weeks and the initial period of physical therapy.
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Dr. Mark Gujer
26 years experience Anesthesiology
Keep your head up.: Recovery is variable. You will be in a sling for about 6 weeks but physical therapy and improving range of motion are critical. I agree the first few ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
38 years experience Radiology
Complex: Not easy to answer as many surgeries are possible. Ask your surgeon which one they are planning and what it entails.
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Dr. Vishal Shah
19 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Reattachment of RC: In my hands 99% of rotator cuff repairs are performed arthroscopically (through small incisions with the help of a fiberoptic camera). Patients go hom ... Read More
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Dr. Vivek Agrawal
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Many Techniques: There are many techniques and widely varying healing rates depending on several factors. Learn more here:http://www.Theshouldercenter.Com/video-how-to ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Check out: When symptoms appear again could due to inflammations or rupture of the rotator cuff, check it out. They could MRI tp find out.
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Dr. Vivek Agrawal
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Failed Repair?: This can be a very frustrating issue and can have multiple causes. Learn more about failed rotator cuff repair here: http://theshouldercenter.Com/fa ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Reattach torn cuff: Rotator cuff repair is performed by reattaching to bone the important tendons of the shoulder that provide specific refined motion and function of the ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes but: If up in age(70-and up) and is not your dominant arm i will not do it , some people could have good use of the arm even they have tear. Good luck.
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Dougherty
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Rotator cuff repair: You can develop tendonitis after rotator cuff repair as well as bursitis. Your rehab should follow your surgeons protocol so as not to risk failure. ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Hajnik
18 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Follow-up : You should be re-evaluated by your orthopaedic surgeon to determine if more therapy is in order.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Short answer: A rotator cuff repair takes the torn tendon and reattaches it to the bone. An acromioplasty involves reshaping the shoulder blade bone above the shoul ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Two different things: Repair of the torn rotaotr cuff , to use sutures to close the gap in the torn cuff which could be done in three main ways. Generally, it implies remo ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishal Shah
19 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depends: This depends heavily on the size of the tear, associated injuries, type of repair, and your surgeons preferred protocol. The best answer is to discuss ... Read More

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