A member asked:

Is a labral tear caused by a dislocated shoulder on a fall 95% curable with physical therapy?

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No: It frequently requires surgery.

Answered 8/20/2013

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Dr. Steven Sheskier answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery

No: The tear will not heal but pt may keep it asymptomatic and prevent further dislocations. If pain or disfunction persists arthorscopic surgery is an option.

Answered 6/27/2013

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