A 47-year-old male asked:
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is a full rotator cuff tear with a 3 1/3 cm retraction repairable via arthroscopic surgery?

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Dr. Ryan Pflugner
14 years experience Sports Medicine
Yes....Maybe: It depends on how old the tear is and the quality of the muscle(fatty infiltration).
Answered on Sep 3, 2013
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Dr. Audie Rolnick
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Maybe: Depends on tissue quality, age of tear, expertise of your surgeon, bone quality, ability to follow post op regimen.
Answered on Sep 2, 2013
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