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What could cause your hand to swell with a rotator cuff tear?

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Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Edema/ fluid : Best to be examined. But swelling in the hand and fingers can occasionally occur after large rot cuff tears( esp w/ long head of biceps too). Edema can track down your arm into your hand w/ gravity.Unusual. Also can occur after arthroscopic rot cuff repair. See your ORS. Best of luck!

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