A 41-year-old member asked:
Is laser treatment or acupuncture effective in healing a torn rotator cuff?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
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Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
No: The difficulty is that many patients have asymptomatic rotator cuff tears, meaning no pain so many treatments such as the ones you mentioned and many others are recommended because they may help with pain. Think of the rotator cuff like a taut rubber band that when torn would pull away and shorten...Without surgery to pull it back out to length it can't heal. Learn more here:http://www.Theshould.
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Last updated Dec 6, 2012
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