A member asked:

Is surgery required when diagnosis says full-thickness tear of supraspinatus tendon is seen? been 4 mos. what's consequence when surgery is not done?

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Ronald Herring answered

Specializes in 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 that shoulder. If you do opt for surgery. make sure you do it some place where anesthesia will do an interscalene block for post op pain relief. Shoulder surgery is particularly painful after surgery.

Answered 11/2/2019


Dr. Marsha Davis answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Depends: Often surgery is required but some people do really hard rehab and come back maybe nit100% but well enough to reach up to their expectations . Each person is different .

Answered 9/4/2018



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