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A 47-year-old male asked:

Is a full rotator cuff tear with a 3 1/3 cm retraction repairable via arthroscopic surgery?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ryan Pflugner
Sports Medicine 16 years experience
Yes....Maybe: It depends on how old the tear is and the quality of the muscle(fatty infiltration).
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Dr. Audie Rolnick
41 years experience
Maybe: Depends on tissue quality, age of tear, expertise of your surgeon, bone quality, ability to follow post op regimen.
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Last updated Sep 3, 2013

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