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High grade partial thickness bursal surface tear distal junction supraspinatus and infraspinatus tendons?

MRI diagnosis: The best results happen when a clear diagnosis is established with a detailed examination and history and confirmed with testing such as an MRI or emg, not the other way around. Be careful about having surgery based on an MRI report. Learn more: http://www.Theshouldercenter.Com/shoulder-pain.Htm and http://www.Theshouldercenter.Com/rotator-cuff-tear.Htm. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Zuckman
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Tendon Rupture (Definition)

A tendon rupture occurs when the structure of the tendon becomes discontinuous. The tendon connects a muscle to a bone allowing the contractile force of the muscle to be transmitted to the bone allowing for motion to occur. In a tendon rupture, this ...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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Complete full-thickness retear of infraspinatus 1.5 cm retracted after revision rotatr cuff repair. Other rotatr cuff tendons intact.Fixable and how?

Complete full-thickness retear of infraspinatus 1.5 cm retracted after revision rotatr cuff repair. Other rotatr cuff tendons intact.Fixable and how?

Arthroscopic: Most rotator cuff tears, even repeat tears can be fixed using an arthroscopic technique. The tear is mobilized and then reattached to the proximal humerus usually using what are known as suture anchors. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does full thickness acl tear require surgery?

Does full thickness acl tear require surgery?

Only if U want-: -a good knee. Some relatively inactive people may opt not 2 have it reconstructed. But in someone as young as U needs good functioning knee. It will deter degenerative disease later in life . ...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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Small full thickness tear needs surgery?

Small full thickness tear needs surgery?

Depends: So depends on wear tear is. Is it just a laceration or cut on the hand or skin? If it is superficial or small then it does not require any stitches/sutures. If deeper it may benefit from some stitches. But usually not surgery. This can be assessed in a local urgent care or emergency room or even by your doctor. At this point, keep it clean with antibiotic ointment and occlusive dressing/bandaid. ...Read more

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Surgery? Degeneration posterior horn of meniscus, tendinosis/partial thickness tearing of patellar tendon at interpolar patella, subcutaneous edema

Surgery? Degeneration posterior horn of meniscus, tendinosis/partial thickness tearing of patellar tendon at interpolar patella,  subcutaneous edema

When nonop tx fails: Surgery is not usually the first line of treatment for chronic injuries such as you described: degenerative (chronic) PHMMT, and patellar tendinosis (vs partial inferio pole tear). Nonoperative management: physical therapy, stretching program, NSAIDs, rest, ice, may all help considerably. Arthroscopy to debride a degenerative meniscal tear due to persistent mechanical symptoms may be needed later. ...Read more

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Mri of shoulder mild partial intrasubstance tearing of supra, infras and subsc tendon insertions". Tendinopathy of the intra-articular bicep tendon ?

Mri of shoulder mild partial intrasubstance tearing of supra, infras and subsc tendon insertions".  Tendinopathy of the intra-articular bicep tendon ?

Diagnosis?: Don't make the mistake of determining your treatment based on an MRI reading. If you don't already have a diagnosis that makes sense to you on an anatomic basis prior to the mri, consider a second opinion. For instance, the number of changes you describe may be because of chronic untreated instability. Learn more: http://theshouldercenter.Com/shoulder-pain.Htm. ...Read more

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What does a "full thickness tear of the supraspinatus tendon" mean?

What does a "full thickness tear of the supraspinatus tendon" mean?

Rotator Cuff Tear: If you are 31 and have a full thickness tear of your suprspinatous tendon, you have a problem. The supraspinatous is one of the 4 muscles that make up your rotator cuff. Tears at your age are unusual, often due to trauma and should generally be repaired with surgery. See an orthopaedist to get it checked out. ...Read more

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15wks postop revision rotator cuff surg w/fullthickness infra tear 1.5cm retracted superior to humeral head & .5cm partial supraspin tear, can fix it?

15wks postop revision rotator cuff surg w/fullthickness infra tear 1.5cm retracted superior to humeral head & .5cm partial supraspin tear, can fix it?

Revision Cuff Repair: Attempting a 2nd revision has a low likelihood of working. If you're having significant pain, weakness and limited range of motion - you may want to discuss superior capsular reconstruction or reverse total shoulder arthroplasty with your orthopedic surgeon. If your symptoms aren't that debilitating - may want to try non-op - PT, injections, etc. ...Read more

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Is a full thickness bicep tendon tear painful and requires surgery?

Is a full thickness bicep tendon tear painful and requires surgery?

Depends on extent of: injury, which can be determined by an MRI. Please seek immediate orthopedic evaluation. If you cannot raise or flex the affected arm there may be nerve damage. Please seek immediate attention. ...Read more

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Does a partial rotator cuff tear require right shoulder arthroscopy?

Does a partial rotator cuff tear require right shoulder arthroscopy?

Sometimes: Partial thickness rtc tears are generally managed with physical therapy. Shoulder arthroscopy is indicated for partial thickness tears that fail to improve with non-operative treatment. ...Read more

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Does a partial Achilles tear mend?

Does a partial Achilles tear mend?

Yes, usually: If the blood supply is good to the area and if pressure is taken off the achilles tendon, it will usually heal. However, it takes a long time for tendons to mend and they always mend with scar tissue. Some people heal unremarkably and others always have some swelling and tenderness, depending on how well the tendon heals. If tear is large, surgery may be required to repair. ...Read more

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Chronic partial tear of anterior talofibular ligament need cirgury?

Chronic partial tear of anterior talofibular ligament need cirgury?

Probably not: It would depend on the symptoms. If there is no instability, surgery is probably not needed. ...Read more

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Will a partial thickness shoulder tear heal with cortisone & physio?

Will a partial thickness shoulder tear heal with cortisone & physio?

Yes: Yes, that approach often provides symptomatic relief and return of function. If you want more information on the cortisone injection, check out this link: http://youtu.Be/zwyzfqnine4. ...Read more

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Does peroneus brevis split tear alwys require surgery?

Does peroneus brevis split tear alwys require surgery?

Definately not: If pain persists and conservative therapy fails that is when surgery should be considered. ...Read more

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I have a distal full thickness supraspinatus tendon tear with12mm retraction , increased in size since last scan 6 months ago . Will this need surgery?

I have a distal full thickness supraspinatus tendon tear with12mm retraction , increased in size since last scan 6 months ago . Will this need surgery?

Orthopaedic opinion: Full thickness tear usually requires orthopaedic review for consideration of surgical intervention. Please discuss this with your GP. ...Read more

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Can supraspinatus intrasubstance tendon tear (7x1x6 mm) heal by itself without surgery? How long may it take for a healthy 62 years old to heal?

Can supraspinatus intrasubstance tendon tear (7x1x6 mm) heal by itself without surgery? How long may it take for a healthy 62 years old to heal?

Unlikely: Partial thickness rotator cuff tears rarely'heal'. They may become less painful occassionally in some patients who are able to 'tolerate' them.However, most progress( esp.in older adults) w/time to small full thickness tears, etc. If u are not improving w/ pt, NSAIDs , etc.consider having an experienced arthroscopist perform repair( intrasubstance or 'taken down' and repair to bone).Pain relief! ...Read more

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My daddy got MRI results 2day, supraspinatus tendon tear, it is a little more than 1/2 reffered 2 ortho surg., surgprolly?63yrs, small, weak, health issues!

Several options: If he hasn't had pt yet, that may be worthwhile to pursue. If very painful, a cortisone injection may be helpful in temporarily reducing pain. If tried and unsuccessful, surgical repair may be next step. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is a full thickness bicep tendon tear painful and requires surgery?

Depends on extent of: injury, which can be determined by an MRI. Please seek immediate orthopedic evaluation. If you cannot raise or flex the affected arm there may be nerve damage. Please seek immediate attention. ...Read more

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Got discal clavicle resection surgery w/ bicep tendon tear. How long out of work?Gotta go back full duty an able to lift 75 lbs. Thank u for the help

Got discal clavicle resection surgery w/ bicep tendon tear. How long out of work?Gotta go back full duty an able to lift 75 lbs.  Thank u for the help

Ask your surgeon: Questions re complications, side effects, recovery, disability, etc should be asked of surgeon along w/(consequences of) options prior to undergoing procedure. Surgeon should also be informed of your particular requirements, eg return to work, job description, etc in order to make best recommendation. So go ask surgeon who performed distal clavicle resection + bicep tendon repair what to expect. ...Read more

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Is surgery required when diagnosis says full-thickness tear of supraspinatus tendon is seen? been 4 mos. What's consequence when surgery is not done?

Is surgery required when diagnosis says full-thickness tear of supraspinatus tendon is seen? been 4 mos. What's consequence when surgery is not done?

Depends: Often surgery is required but some people do really hard rehab and come back maybe nit100% but well enough to reach up to their expectations . Each person is different . ...Read more

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What does a "full thickness tear of the supraspinatus tendon" mean?

Rotator Cuff Tear: If you are 31 and have a full thickness tear of your suprspinatous tendon, you have a problem. The supraspinatous is one of the 4 muscles that make up your rotator cuff. Tears at your age are unusual, often due to trauma and should generally be repaired with surgery. See an orthopaedist to get it checked out. ...Read more

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Tear involving the supraspinatus tendon without evidence of a full thickness rotator cuff dose it got any thing to do with pectoralis major m pain ?

Tear involving the supraspinatus tendon
without evidence of a full thickness rotator cuff  dose it got any thing to do with pectoralis major m pain 
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Sometimes: Sounds like a partial year of the supraspinatius which is actually a very common MRI finding. Most patients describe pain over the deltoid but have seen some describe pectoral pain. You should be examined to confirm it is your shoulder and treatment should be effective with pt and possibly an injection. ...Read more

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Hi, I have pain in my right shoulder. I had an MRI done. Can you please tell me what the following findings mean? 1. Extensive tendinosis versus full-thickness focal tear of the supraspinatus. Tendinosis of the infraspinatus and subscapularis tendons.

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I have pain in my right shoulder.  I had an  MRI done.  Can you please tell me what the following findings mean?
1. Extensive tendinosis versus full-thickness focal tear of the supraspinatus.  Tendinosis of the infraspinatus and subscapularis tendons.

Rotator cuff: Your rotator vuff is a group of 3 muscles which r on top of the shoulder blade I t attaches to the humerus by three tendons ,supraspinatous , infraspinatous and teres minor. These tendons r very thick so when they tear they usually tear partially ,not unlike a shoe string that begins to unravel. Subscapularis tendon helps piUll your arm back towards the midline.it and the infraspinatous tendons ...Read more

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I have a 9 mm full tear of supraspinatus tendon. In the anterior footplate. Is surgery needed? Assuming so. Anything I should know?

I have a 9 mm full tear of supraspinatus tendon. In the anterior footplate. Is surgery needed? Assuming so. Anything I should know?

Sometimes....: 9mm tear still means that the other half (posterior) of your supraspinatus is intact. If the pain is minimal and you can avoid overhead activity then you can wait and see if it fully tears before you undergo surgery. Some would say that eventually it will completely tear so better just to get it over with now. ...Read more

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Is it possible to hear your tendon tear?

Tendon pop tear: often people speak about this, yes you can hear a tear, but often its a feeling ...Read more

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Is it actually possible to hear a tendon tear?

Is it actually possible to hear a tendon tear?

Yes: it can happen. Sound waves travel in the body as well, so some people can hear these things when they happen, just like people hear their own heartbeat. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a small tendon tear and tendonosis?

They are different: Sometimes called chronic tendinitis, which inflamation of the tendons, prtial tear there a gap in the tendon. ...Read more

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Can a tendon tear in my forearm?

Yes: Tendons tear from trauma and if the injury was directed at the forearm, it could happen there. You should ice the injured area and seek the attention of an orthopedic surgeon as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What could cause a patellar tendon tear?

Unfortunately No: No. Patellar tendons, like other tendons in the body, do not regrow. They need to be surgically re-attached or augmented with tendon graft materials in the event of a rupture or injury. ...Read more

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What are signs that you have an Achilles tendon tear?

What are signs that you have an Achilles tendon tear?

If Achilles is torn: It is very difficult, or impossible to lift your body up on the affected side while standing on that foot only. To clarify: while holding on to the arm of a chair pick your good leg off the ground. Try to do a toe raise on the bad leg. This is usually not possible with a torn achilles. ...Read more

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Tendon (Definition)

Tendons are made up of collagen and are the functional tissue that interfaces between muscles and bone. Muscles generate force that is transmitted through its tendon that inserts on a specific bone that is moved in the plane of the connecting joint made ...Read more