A 61-year-old male asked:
I have a small tear in labrum diagnosed by mri. i have had 6 weeks rest and pain has not improved. doc says more rest and painkillers. why no op yet?
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Rheumatology 54 years experience
See details: Studies have shown that degenerative tears are often not the cause of the pain and that surgical correction does not produce long term benefit.
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