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What does a "full thickness tear of the supraspinatus tendon" mean?

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Dr. Raymond Wittstadt answered

Specializes in Hand Surgery

If you are 31 and have a full thickness tear of your suprspinatous tendon, you have a problem. The supraspinatous is one of the 4 muscles that make up your rotator cuff. Tears at your age are unusual, often due to trauma and should generally be repaired with surgery. See an orthopaedist to get it checked out.

Answered Oct 13, 2019

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