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Do People With Full Thickness Tear Of Posterior Rotator Cuff Do Very Well Without Revision Surgery
Rotator cuff have bilateral full thickness tear 10mm anterior to posterior and 11 mm medial to lateral is this surgery painful does this mean 2 tears?
We generally think in terms of centimeters - if both shoulders have similar size tears, then they are in the 'small' category, 1-2 cm in size.
As long as the tissue quality is good and the mris are recent, they should be repairable, likely arthroscopically.
However, the full recovery time is in the 3-6 month range regardless. As for pain, that depends more on the patient than the surgery. ...Read more
How would you know if and when the tendon has healed to the bone after revision rotator cuff repair surgery for a full thickness tear?
Revision rotator cuff surgery failed w/complete full-thickness infra tear w/1.5cm retraction. All 3 other tendon intact. Can get cuff tear arthropathy?
Frozen Shoulder: You are at high risk of developing a frozen shoulder if the revision of a full thickness tear of the conjoint tendon of the rotator cuff failed. I hope you are in physical therapy and have a set of low cost safe resistance bands at home to reduce impingement. By the way, the three main muscles of the rotator cuff are supraspinatus, infraspinatus and Teres minor. They insert via a common tendo ...Read more
Depends: Surgical treatment for full thickness rotator cuff tears (RCT) depends on age, activity level, pain level, weakness, and tear characteristics (size, location, amount of retraction, chronicity). Your orthopaedic surgeon will discuss these issues to help you decide if and when surgery is appropriate. 33 is very young to have a RCT and I usually recommend surgery for acute tears at this age. ...Read more
How long does it take to strengthen your rotator cuff muscles after having rotator cuff repair surgery for a massive tear where tissue is good quality?
Patience: It can take 12-24 months to maximize strength gains after a large repair, providing the tissue heals correctly ...Read more
On 6/12 I had rotator cuff surgery for full tear in 2 tendons. Doc thinks I re-tore it. Surgery will be more difficult a 2nd time. Why is this?
Because: After surgery, will develop lot of scar tissue and adhesions to adjacent tissues, normal tissue planes are masked and scar tissue to scar tissue stitches will not hold as with out scar (first surgery) most likely your surgeon will do tests like MRI may be additional physiotherapy before reoperation Speak to your surgeon ...Read more
Pls advise which drugs can be used for a rotator cuff tear which does not require surgery. Pain is moderate but ongoing, have full movement/strength?
I'm not sure what you mean by a rotator cuff tear that doesn't require surgery.
But at age 74, I would certainly try to decrease your
pain and swelling with some nsaid medications
Then I'd work on improving your range of motion and
shoulder strength with specific rotator cuff exercises ...Read more
A year after rotator cuff surgery (full tear & now 3 anchors). I started working out w/trainer & I am having shoulder pain (in back of shoulder) Should?
Maybe: Depends on tissue quality, age of tear, expertise of your surgeon, bone quality, ability to follow post op regimen. ...Read more
I just received rotator cuff surgery 6 days ago I have very little pain in my shoulder but extreme pain in my forearm. Y is that I had a patial teer and a full tear that was repaired along with spur and some burcitus that was removed I just donk know why
Full tear rotator cuff, therapy, excellent results, about 85% movement, some popping when moving, if I don't have surgery will anything bad happen?
I had rotator cuff repair surgery in Sept 2015, Since starting PT my shoulder pops with a 9-10on the pain scale, as well as numbness/tingling in finge?
Http://www. Theshouldercenter. Com/rotator-cuff-tear. Htm
an acute injury can result in significant weakness but not mean that there is a large tear. We need more information and a clearer extent of pathology and diagnosis. A drop arm test by itself is not sufficient to make the decision for surgery. Consider a more detailed evaluation with a shoulder specialist to review your options. ...Read more
Waiting on rotator cuff surgery I'm now having trouble lifting things why would cause that? Have sml tear, & impingment
Rotator cuff: Your difficulty is due to weakness and pain due to your tear. Even a small year can weaken your strength enough for you to have problems. ...Read more
Is surgery for a rotator cuff minor tear really needed? How long is the surgery? How many days will she be in the hospital? Recovery process?
A couple months ago they told me I had a partial right rotator cuff tear. I have lots of pain and take meds but they only do so much they told me I needed surgery any other suggestions?
Physical therapy: 90% of these problems respond to physical therapy, nonsteroidal anti inflammatory medication and occasionally, subacromial cortisone injections. If, after 3 months of non operative care your symptoms persist and a MRI of your shoulder reveals pathology that can be treated surgically, then go ahead with it. ...Read more
Do partial rotator cuff tears heal on there own? Or surgery is needed? What is mini-open spectral tendenosis?
Healing can occur: Healing of partial thickness rotator cuff tears can occur. Your symptoms will correlate with healing or stagnation of tear versus tear progression/worsening. Repeat evaluations during a standard course of therapy over the next several months will help decipher your pathway. Subpectoral biceps tenodesis refers to an operation to secure injured biceps below the pectoralis major muscle to the humerus ...Read more
I have a tear in my rotator cuff. I also have a tear in my Labrum. My pain is still bad after two shots. Will I need surgery to repair this problem.?
Had shoulder surgery for what was thought to be a partial tear in rotator cuff. Why does the rotator cuff show some fray?
Fraying = Tearing:
Your diagnosis and treatment so far are not fully clear from your question. Fraying is the same as tearing and it just depends on the severity. You can learn more here:
http://theshouldercenter. Com/rotator-cuff-tear. Htm
it is important to have a clear diagnosis and treatment plan prior to moving ahead with surgery. Get a second or third opinion if you aren't fully comfortable. ...Read more
I have numbness in my arm that comes from a labrum tear and a tear in my rotator cuff. Is there reason for concern? Surgery seems to be my only option
I have a rotator cuff injury and drop arm test shows supraspinatus tear. Do I need to have surgery?
Partial rotator cuff tear can be healed without surgery? .I have been doing rehab and icing it for last 2 months. Pain is gone but swelling remains
What can I do for my rotator cuff tear it seems to be getting worse but my personal doctor doesn't want to do any surgery to it because of my age?
I have a rotator cuff tear in my l shoulder and am suddenly hearing a clicking noise when I move it. Is it getting worse? Surgery is a month away!
Noise is expected: Tears can get larger with time, but clicking in a shoulder with a known tear is not unusual. Worsening function or pain should be brought to your surgeons attention, however. ...Read more
S/P rotator cuff debride/AC joint decomp.: 7/14. Not improving w/wkly PT and cortisone inject. MRI arthrogram 2 Dec.= 8x6mm Supraspina tear. Surgery?
I had rotator cuff surgery about 2 weeks ago. I was given hydrocodone/acetaminophen 7.5-325 for pain but I haven't been sleeping well. So is it safe to t?
I'm 10 weeks post op rotator cuff repair surgery & been in pt for 5 weeks. Still don't have full rom &cannot lift arm above my head. Should I be alarmed?
No: Arthroscopic rot. Cuff repair is a very common procedure. The time it takes to regain nearly full motion (and strength) depends on several factors: the size of your tear and the strength of your repair, any associated pathology (frozen shoulder, arthritic changes, etc), your preoperative rom, and your motivation and experience of your therapist.After just 5 wks of therapy you are doing fine! Gl! ...Read more
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