A 38-year-old member asked:
How to know if i have a rotator cuff injury/tear?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Rotator cuff tears: are common in people older than 50 -60. If you have a history of trauma, Weakness in your shoulder and pain, especially night pain then odds are you have a rotator cuff tear. Evaluation by an orthopedist or sports medicine doc will confirm the diagnosis typically by exam and MRI. Surgery is the primary treatment of Rotator Cuff tears .
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Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
MRI.: You're most likely going to need an MRI. See a sports medicine specialist who focuses on shoulders, who can determine if you need one.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Anyone know what is a rotator cuff injury?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
An injury: To one of the four muscle and/or tendons that make up the rotator cuff. The rotator cuff is important for shoulder functions like lifting the arm over your head or rotating it. Thanks!
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A 20-year-old male asked:
What are common signs of a rotator cuff tear or injury?
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Orthopedic Surgery 44 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 43-year-old member asked:
How do I know if surgery is necessary for a rotator cuff injury?
4 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
What are the symtoms: First, why do you think you have a rc problem? Your doc could take a look at you and make a diagnosis relatively easily. Mri can see a tear but not all need surgery.
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Last updated Aug 18, 2017
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