A 36-year-old member asked:
How do i know if my injury really warrants a shoulder arthroscopy?
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Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Pain doesn't improve: A full thickness rotator cuff tear requires arthroscopic repair. Any other injury should be treated non-operative initially. Physical therapy, nsaid's and oral/injectable steroids are standard treatments. If these measures fail, shoulder arthroscopy is the next step. Make sure your orthopaedic surgeon is board certified.
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