A 36-year-old member asked:
How do i know if my injury really warrants a shoulder arthroscopy?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 25 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.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
5.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
5.4k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Oct 3, 2016
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $44!
50% off with $19/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.