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A 65-year-old female asked:

I have had a complete shoulder rotator cuff repair 10 yrs ago. i have injured it recently lifting weights. can you tear it again?

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Dr. Brian Dierckman
Sports Medicine 15 years experience
Unfortunately, yes: Although the tendon heals back down to the bone, the quality of that tissue isnt as good as what you were given at birth, so yes cuff repairs are still at risk for retear.
Dr. Peter Tomasello
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
See below: Yes go see your previous orthopedic surgeon or a orthopedic shoulder surgeon good luck thank you.

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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