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A 55-year-old member asked:

My mri said i have a "intrtasubstance tear of the glenoid labrum". celebrex (celecoxib) did nothing for me. do i need surgery?

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Dr. David Rothfeld
Radiology 39 years experience
Maybe: Mri is a non invasive diagnostic test. Consider mr arthrogram to see if tear might be more extensive than seem at regular mri.
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Dr. Aron Rovner
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Possibly: If conservative treatment doesn't help, arthroscopic surgery would be helpful. This surgery can be done with a few small incisions as an outpatient with good results.
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Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Diagnosis?: Be careful about assuming that the MRI reading is the same as a diagnosis. If you are having shoulder pain that has not responded to conservative treatment, get a second opinion with a shoulder specialist to establish a diagnosis and cause of your shoulder pain before making the decision for any surgery. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cz-kdc7bhww&list=uu15uuhuqiy9zdpywwxf31jg&index=1.
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Last updated Dec 20, 2014

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