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Untreated rotator cuff tear

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 21 years experience
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 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
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
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
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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Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Depends: Rotator cuff tears don't heal for the most part (very tiny tears that don't result in any plastic deformation may heal). This doesn't mean that you w... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Harhay
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Luanswered
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
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
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
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 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
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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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Expected outcomes...: If symptoms persist w/ >6 wks of diligent rehab & compliance w/ conservative treatment, a more aggressive treatment, such as surgery, may be re... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Don Buford
Sports Medicine 29 years experience
General averages..: Patients move their elbow, wrist and hand immediately. No active shoulder motion for about 6 weeks. Between 6 weeks and 3 months patients are in ther... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Yes: Yes, if the surgery is successful, repair of a rotator cuff tear can cause a dramatic reduction in pain and improvement in function. I would discuss ... Read More
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