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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
19 years experience in Sports Medicine
Pain: Typical signs of a rotator cuff tear depends on the muscle involved. There are 4 that make up the rotator cuff. Most commonly, people complain of pa ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
6 weeks after surger: Many patients improve with physical therapy, but those that need surgery usually take about six weeks.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
MayBeYesMayBeNot: Depends on the severity and thichness of the tear.Some rotater cuff tears heal with conservative treatment and others require surgery.You have to cons ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
6-12 wks if healable: Minor or partial rotator cuff tears are usually allowed to heal via nonoperative means initially. Physical therpay, appropriate rest, then strengtheni ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Harhay
43 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Pain and difficulty: Pain with the ability to raise the arm can be a tear that is incomplete. Inability to move the shoulder might be a significant tear
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience in Sports Medicine
Imaging: Best answer is through evaluation from an orthopedic surgeon. Commonly imaging with an MRI or ultrasound can quantify the location, severity, and siz ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
It may never: Large rotator cuffs, when left alone, do not heal on their own. Some of the inflammation may go away and the should can adapt to the changes, feeling ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Please see my blog..: "the incidence of rotator cuff tears increases with age, and a specific injury is not required. The rotator cuff is comprised of four small muscles, t ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic Surgeon: It may be time to see your friendly neighborhood orthopedic surgeon! most times, it can be diagnosed without imaging studies, but if required, and MRI ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Top: The rotator cuff are a group of 4 muscles/tendons that help raise your arm up away from your body. Superior refers to the top or upper part of the ro ... Read More

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