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A 46-year-old female asked:

Do partial rotator cuff tears heal on there own?or surgery is needed? what is mini-open spectral tendenosis?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Individual situation: Each case differs , yes some times surgery is not required depending on age , type & extent of injury , how much gap it has.. But always require motivation & good physical therapy . You must speak to your own orthopedic surgeon , who will explain to you in detail , and will advise what is best for you.
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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Healing can occur: Healing of partial thickness rotator cuff tears can occur. Your symptoms will correlate with healing or stagnation of tear versus tear progression/worsening. Repeat evaluations during a standard course of therapy over the next several months will help decipher your pathway. Subpectoral biceps tenodesis refers to an operation to secure injured biceps below the pectoralis major muscle to the humerus
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