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Undersurface tear of the supraspinatus tendon

A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
38 years experience
Family practice: I usually refer to an orthopedist for a surgical evaluation. But takin Ibuprofen and having physical therapy for a few weeks is what usually is recom... Read More
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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Arthroscopic eval: A high-grade tear of the rotator cuff acts like a full-thickness tear, although there are still some intact fibers. Injections and therapy may provide... Read More
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Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 29 years experience
Rotator cuff: High grade tears generally will not heal by themselves...And will often eventually lead to full thickness tears. Surgical treatment is likely to be e... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
It would be: Sewn back together surgically
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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 male asked:
Dr. Catherine Spratt turner
Family Medicine 35 years experience
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 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Tressler
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Take it easy: Healing rotator cuff tears without surgery can be difficult. The tenets of conservative care are a structured physical therapy program, antiinflammat... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Pospisil
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Rotator cuff: Your rotator vuff is a group of 3 muscles which r on top of the shoulder blade I t attaches to the humerus by three tendons ,supraspinatous , infrasp... 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 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maxim Tyorkin
Sports Medicine 23 years experience
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
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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 54 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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