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i have a moderate grade partial thickness tear of supraspinatus from a fall. i am 48 years old. is surgery recommended. the tear was 12mm.

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Substantial: That sounds like a pretty substantial teal, but surgical decision depends more on how it affects you. If causing significant pain or weakness, surgery or , sometimes physical therapy , are the best options.
Answered on Dec 26, 2016
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