A 40-year-old member asked:
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Can a rotator cuff tear heal on its own without surgery? What do I have to do?

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Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
No: A rotator cuff tear is like a tear in ur jeans. It only gets bigger unless u take it 2 a seamstres and have it repaired. It may sail along 4 a while and then like catching ur foot in the hole in the jeans, it sudenly gets bigger and the cuff pain is suddenly worse. Get it fixed!
Answered on Mar 17, 2018
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