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Doctor insights on: Do People With Full Thickness Tear Of Posterior Rotator Cuff Do Very Well Without Revision Surgery

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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?

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?

They're fixable: 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

Dr. James Krick
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Rotator Cuff (Definition)

The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles that wrap around the ball of the ball and socket joint f the shoulder. The cuff muscles initiate the movements of internal and external rotation as well as lifting your arm ...Read more


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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?

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

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Will a full thickness rotator cuff tear always require surgery?

Will a full thickness rotator cuff tear always require surgery?

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

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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

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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?

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?

Nsaids?: 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

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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?

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?

Secondary: Much of rotator cuff pain is secondary to scapular dysfunction and the failure rate of rotator cuff surgery is as high as 70%. Watch the YouTube video if you have time: https://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=0o90YoI1o7w ...Read more

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

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

Maybe: Depends on tissue quality, age of tear, expertise of your surgeon, bone quality, ability to follow post op regimen. ...Read more

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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

That: That may be referred pain from the nerve. Keep an eye on it, and if it is worsen or persists, let your surgeon know, or if course if you had fever, increased swelling, or redness. Sometimes the surgery puts "traction" on nerves, and causes pain in odd areas after surgery. ...Read more

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Full tear rotator cuff, therapy, excellent results, about 85% movement, some popping when moving, if I don't have surgery will anything bad happen?

Full tear rotator cuff, therapy, excellent results, about 85% movement, some popping when moving, if I don't have surgery will anything bad happen?

Conservative: Unpredictable, but high chance if you had good physical therapy results and continue exercise you can postpone surgery indefinatly. Talk to ortho surgeon to review all options. ...Read more

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Rotator cuff tear surgery, how does it recover?

6 months.: Our protocol calls for 3 weeks in a sling, then we initiate physical therapy. Our patients participate in physical therapy for about 4-6 months before being released to all activities. ...Read more

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Can a rotator cuff tear heal on its own without surgery? What do I have to do?

Can a rotator cuff tear heal on its own without surgery? What do I have to do?

Depends: 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

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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

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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?

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?

Second opinion: Rotator cuff tear has options for care. Start with physical therapy. Add laprascopic repair if not better. Okay to talk with your primary, your surgery team and a second opinion to get a full understanding of your options. Be well. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is massage good four months after a rotator cuff surgery? I stay tight all the time.

Is massage good four months after a rotator cuff surgery? I stay tight all the time.

It can't hurt: As long as the massage therapist is not trying to manipulate the joint then a massage should not be able to hurt the surgical repair. Talk to your surgeon if you have specific questions. ...Read more

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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

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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.?

It is possible: Depending on severity of the tear and which rotator cuff muscles /tendon is torn and how active you are, however the rehab time may be quite lengthy, need a discussion with your orthopedists ...Read more

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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

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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 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

See details: Numbness is not usually the result of a tear of the labrum or the rotator cuff. You need to provide more information. Was significant trauma involved? Was a Lyme titer done? Was an EMG done? ...Read more

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I have a rotator cuff injury and drop arm test shows supraspinatus tear. Do I need to have surgery?

I have a rotator cuff injury and drop arm test shows supraspinatus tear. Do I need to have surgery?

Depends: If you have a complete rotator cuff tear with weakness and night pain in your dominant shoulder then yes, at age 45 you may need surgery. You don't mention having an mri. If you do get an MRI arthrogram as it provides more information. Have you tried any physical therapy yet? ...Read more

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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

One option: Have you considered asking your physician about adding acupuncture to your current treatment regimen? It can help reduce inflammation & swelling as increasing range of motion. ...Read more

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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

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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 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?

Yes. Many times --: -narcotics will cause this. Pick up a book & read, U will get over this side effect & B able 2 sleep. If not switch 2 a different med. Consult Ur surgeon. ...Read more

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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?

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

Dr. Charles Mitchell
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