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supraspinatus tear surgery recovery

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Dr. Patrick Connerly
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Substantial: That sounds like a pretty substantial teal, but surgical decision depends more on how it affects you. If causing significant pain or weakness, surger ... Read More
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Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
ConservativeTreatmen: Depends whether it is full thickness tear or partial tear.Most of the time conservative treatment with Physical Therapy and stretching exercises.12 MM ... Read More

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A male asked:
Dr. Catherine Spratt turner
32 years experience Family Medicine
Rotator cuff: For partial tears often physical therapy is effective. Talk to your doctor about a referral to therapy prior to surgery.
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maxim Tyorkin
20 years experience Sports Medicine
Sometimes....: 9mm tear still means that the other half (posterior) of your supraspinatus is intact. If the pain is minimal and you can avoid overhead activity then ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
16 years experience Anesthesiology
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 female asked:
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
53 years experience Internal Medicine
Try physiotherapy: Did you talk to the orthopedic or physiatrist? You must have had MRI. Possible to heal with physiotherapy. Shoulder surgery is very complicated.
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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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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Unlikely: Partial thickness rotator cuff tears rarely'heal'. They may become less painful occassionally in some patients who are able to 'tolerate' them.However ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joey Philip
19 years experience Radiology
Depends: Are you sure they did not mean full thickness, full width or complete tear? Depending on how long ago or chronic the tear is, and whether or not there ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
41 years experience Sports Medicine
Depends: If you have a complete rotator cuff tear with weakness and night pain in your dominant shoulder then yes, at age 45 you may need surgery. You don't m ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
53 years experience Internal Medicine
Rotator cuff problem: You must have got this diagnosis from MRI. What did your doctor say? Try physiotherapy for 4-6 weeks- 2 days/week Shoulder surgery is very complic ... Read More
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