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How Painful Is A Torn Rotator Cuff
Painful and weak: A torn rotator cuff tendon is usually quite painful, especially at night or during forceful shoulder motion. The rotator cuff starts out as 4 individual muscle attached to the shoulder blade. As they approach there insertion onto the tuberosities of the humerus, they come together to make a tendonus cuff. When this cuff of tissue is torn, active shoulder motion becomes difficult. Needs surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Get it fixed: A torn rotator cuff will not heal. Oral/injectable steroids may help relieve symptoms, temporarily. For long-term relief of symptoms and restoration of function, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair is your best option. See a board certified orthopaedic surgeon to discuss your condition and treatment options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: The two have minimal affect upon the other. There are cases where a surgery for the rotator cuff tear (arthroscopy with rotator cuff repair) causes enough swelling in the hand. The swelling can cause "triggering", or stiffness in the index finger. Just a torn rotator cuff can on rare occasions cause the same problem. Other surgeries to the shoulder, elbow, or wrist can do the same. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Attach cuff to bone.: A rotator cuff tear occurs when the tendon is torn off the bone. For the tendon to heal, it must be reattached to the bone. This is done arthroscopically with suture anchors. The anchors have sutures inside and are placed into the bone. The sutures are placed within the torn rotator cuff and tied down to the bone. The cuff is protected for 6 wks before therapy begins, 3-6 months for recovery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Suture anchors: Your surgeon places small (usually about 3 mm) plastic or metal screws into the adjacent bone. These anchors have sutures threaded into them, which are then passed through the labrum, and tied to secure the labrum to the bone. This is done in similar ways for both the labrum in the shoulder and the labrum in the hip. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain is subjective: Some people are very tolerant of pain from surgery and some are very pain sensitive. Some do great with pain control, some have a very difficult time getting a medication that controls their pain and does not make them nauseous. Most isolated mcl tears are not surgically repaired and heal with bracing. Pain associated with the repair really depends on the technique used on the repair. ...Read more
It can be a cuff: A pitcher can cause damage to their rotator cuff. However, the issues that upper extremity athletes have with their shoulders are unique. Therefore, there treatments are unique. If you are pitcher and you are having shoulder pain, see a shoulder specialist orthopedic surgeon who has experience with upper extremity athletes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not too bad!!!: Although all surgeries can involve some initial pain and discomfort, rotator cuff repair surgery can be done very safely these days and with minimal risk. Although some tears can be challenging to repair, recovery time and therapy that goes along with it are generally well tolerated. An experienced surgeon with high skill with arthroscopic techniques can usually achieve excellent clinical results. ...Read more
Complex Joint: The shoulder is a complex joint, & many conditions/ injuries (rotator cuff injury, bursitits, tendonitis, labral pathology, etc).Can cause pain/ weakness. Some injuries of the soulder occur due to acute injury and some are from overuse. Ii suggest you see an orthopedist for a complete exam. http://drmarkgalland.com/category/shoulder/. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See a Doc: If the biceps is dislocated it will usually move under the subscapularis muscle and this can cause further damage. They run right next to each other. I would recommend that you have a consultation with an orthopedic surgeon to determine what needs to be done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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