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Doctor insights on: Full Thickness Tear Of Anterior And Middle Third Subraspinatus

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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

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What is the treatment for full thickness tear in the anterior distal supraspinatus tendon with 1.5 CM of tendon retraction?

What is the treatment for full thickness tear in the anterior distal supraspinatus tendon with 1.5 CM of tendon retraction?

Depends: Depends on if you are having symptoms or not, if it's dominant or nondominant side. Can be treated conservatively initially with strengthening of the rotator cuff, steroid injection if needed. If this fails, ultimately surgery would be required to reconstruct the tendon and put it back where it should be. ...Read more

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I have complex lateral meniscal tear w/ the lateral flap involving the anterior horn and body. Full thickness cartilage injuries to wt bearing surface?

I have complex lateral meniscal tear w/ the lateral flap involving the anterior horn and body. Full thickness cartilage injuries to wt bearing surface?

Arthritis: Lateral meniscal tears are always a concern, but even more worrisome when arthritis is present. The tear could be incidental. Assess the joint space with standing straight, flexed views and assess alignment. Be very cautious when discussing the source of your pain and optimal treatment. ...Read more

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What treatment is recommended for full-thickness anterior cruciate ligament graft tear? I have no pain and only minor instability (side to side).

What treatment is recommended for full-thickness anterior cruciate ligament graft tear? I have no pain and only minor instability (side to side).

See ORS: If your acl graft rupture is isolated (no meniscus injury, etc)your treatment may be nonoperative as long as the graft doesn't cause pain, catching or instability. See an experienced knee surgeon for examination and treatment alternatives. (revision acl reconstruction can always be done @ later date if your knee becomes more unstable).Best of luck! ...Read more

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I have a full thickness tears of the anterior talofibular and anterior tibiofibular ligaments in my left ankle will I need surgery?

I have a full thickness tears of the anterior talofibular and anterior tibiofibular ligaments in my left ankle will I need surgery?

Not necessarily: Basically, you have an ankle sprain. The vast majority of people who have sprained their ankle do very well with nonoperative care. Sometimes with a "grade III" ankle sprain in which the ligaments are completely torn we will use a cast to treat initially for a short time. But no, surgery is usually not required. ...Read more

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MRI showed in left ankle chronic full-thickness tear of the anterior talofibular ligament superior bundle. Is surgery required?

MRI showed in left ankle chronic full-thickness tear of the anterior talofibular ligament superior bundle. Is surgery required?

Usually not.: For most lateral ankle ligament injuries, including tears, surgery is not required. Of course, different circumstances call for different treatments. Most respond to immobilization, physical therapy and eventual rehab with some injuries. Consult your physician you considerations about your specific circumstances. ...Read more

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I received my MRI it says 1. Full thickness tear of the proximal ACL with anterior translation of tibia with respect of femur, do I need surgery?

I received my MRI it says 1. Full thickness tear of the proximal ACL with anterior translation of tibia with respect of femur, do I need surgery?

ACL surgery?: Depends on your situation. Most young, athletic, and otherwise healthy patients can benefit from acl reconstruction. If you are a high level or elite athlete, you may certainly benefit from acl repair. However, if you are in poor health and not physically active, surgery may not be the best option. Consulting with a qualified and experienced orthopedic surgeon should be your 1st step. ...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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Should I exercise my shoulders if I have full thickness tears bilateral?

Should I exercise my shoulders if I have full thickness tears bilateral?

U can: I'm assuming u have bilateral rotator cuff tears. Iif their are no contraindications you should have these fixed arthroscopically. In the mean time u can strengthen your shoulders by doing isometric rc strengthening exercises. I wouldn't do " shoulder" and " chest" workouts in the gym. This could aggravate your rc pain and possibly increase the size of the tears! ...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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What is treatment for full thickness cartilage tear in knee?

What is treatment for full thickness cartilage tear in knee?

Physical therapy: First line treatment is conservative - physical therapy and anti-inflammatory meds. Sometimes a brace will help. Steroid injections into the knee also can help. Lastly, arthroscopic surgery is indicated if conservative treatment has failed. ...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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Please tell me, could a full thickness tfcc tear heal without surgery?

Please tell me, could a full thickness tfcc tear heal without surgery?

Doubtful: The tfcc has two components. The central component is cartilage with poor blood supply that is not capable of healing on its own if torn. The peripheral component is both ligamentous and cartilaginous, has better blood supply and is capable of healing if torn. However the majority of peripheral tears require arthroscopic repair, a trial of immobilization may result in the tear healing sometimes. ...Read more

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Bilateral torn rotator cuffs full thickness small tears 10 CM by 11 CM what is recovery time after surgery?

Bilateral torn rotator cuffs full thickness small tears 10 CM by 11 CM what is recovery time after surgery?

Depends: 10-11cm tears.? Prob. U meant 10-11mm or~ 1 cm tears? If the tears are small and symptomatic arthroscopic rot. Cuff repair may be indicated in your age. If they are really big (3-4 inch) tears involving more than one rc tendon than your arthroscopic repair may take longer to heal and rehabilitate (4-6 months).Seek an ors surgeon skilled in shoulder surgery. Good luck! ...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?

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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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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Hi, I have a full thickness bicep tear at the shoulder. Is there usually swelling, discoloration & visually disformaties?

Hi, I have a full thickness bicep tear at the shoulder. Is there usually swelling, discoloration & visually disformaties?

Yes: There is frequently swelling and bruising if the long head of the biceps tendon tore at the shoulder recently. The biceps muscle tends to ball up closer to the elbow called a Popeye deformity. The swelling and bruising will go away but the Popeye deformity will remain unless it is surgically corrected which isn't necessary unless there are other injuries like a rotator cuff tear. ...Read more

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Full thickness ACL tear --- most common treatment?

Depends: If the ACL has not retracted, it may heal on its own, sometimes it does not. When it does not, then physical therapy and braces can be used to strengthen the knee overall. If you are not a very active person this may be just fine, however ACL replacement surgery is an option. If you do not want surgery than stem cell therapy can be used to heal tissues/ligements. Check out Regenexx. Com. ...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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What can be done for a full thickness meniscal tear in the knee?

What can be done for a full thickness meniscal tear in the knee?

May need Surgery: This may need surgery you need to see a knee specialist orthopedic ...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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Had noninvasive procedure done to repair a labrum and 80% full thickness tear in my right shoulder 6 months ago I completed PT but I'm still limited?

Had noninvasive procedure done to repair a labrum and 80% full thickness tear in my right shoulder 6 months ago I completed PT but I'm still limited?

How much?: If you are still pretty severely limited 6 months after an arthroscopic Labral and rotator cuff repair, you need to discuss directly with your surgeon. If you are not satisfied with the answer, consider a second opinion and possibly some repeat imaging studies. ...Read more

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Ii fall at work, I had a MRI done the impression said, full-thickness to full Thickness tear of the distal Supraspinatus 8mm. Do this require surgery?

Depends: Are you sure they did not mean full thickness, full width or complete tear? Depending on how long ago or chronic the tear is, and whether or not there is fatty atrophy of the Supraspinatus muscle bulk, you might need surgery (especially yes if the tear is a recent full thickness, full width tear with retraction of the tendon, and there is no fatty atrophy of the Supraspinatus muscle) ...Read more

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Small amount of fluid within the subacrominal subdeltoid bursa which may reflect in bursitis in the absence of visualized full thickness r-cuff tear?

Small amount of fluid within the subacrominal subdeltoid bursa which may reflect in bursitis in the absence of visualized full thickness r-cuff tear?

Inflamed bursa: A bursa is a small sac that often cushions an area around a bony prominence and also often sits next to tendon. Subacromial bursitis often accompanies a significant rotator cuff tear and less commonly, can occur by itself as a result of inflammation. Treatment can include rest from aggravating activities, anti-inflammatory meds, physical therapy and corticosteroid injections. ...Read more

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Does a full-thickness tear of the Achilles Tendon mean a complete rupture? Or does it mean that there is a tear going though the entire tendon depth?

Does a full-thickness tear of the Achilles Tendon mean a complete rupture? Or does it mean that there is a tear going though the entire tendon depth?

Semantics.: To me both descriptions are one in the same. There can many ways to describe the same injury, often based on personal preference and what would most easily be understood by a patient. ...Read more