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How To Repair A Torn Rotator Cuff Without Surgery
Depends on Ligament: The knee has 4 main ligaments. The mcl, and lcl usually heal on their own. The acl and PCL do not. They usually need surgery. Pcl tears that isolated do not usually need surgery depending on symptoms. Acl tears usually need surgery, unless the patient is a sedentary, older individual, or if the patient is a coper. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Only your surgeon can answer that question. The nature of your rehab depends of the cuff repair. Most full-thickness cuff repairs should be protected in a sling for at least 4 weeks. The patient progresses from passive to active-assisted and finally active range of motion exercises. The surgeon must give guidance. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Rotator cuff : The rehab is slow. It can take up to 6 weeks just for the initial healing with limited motion of the shoulder. The next phase involves regaining active shoulder motion and flexibility. The last phase in recovery is strengthening. The whole process can take 3-6 months. ...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
Rehabilitation: Every labral tear does not need surgery. In fact many people have labral tears and may not even know it. Typically if i see a patient with a labral tear i try rehab first in attempt to decrease symptoms. The tear may still be present, but if it does not cause symptoms then surgery is not indicated. We must treat the patient not necessarily the mri. www.kevinkaplanmd.com. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
It depends: Many people have degenerative rotator cuff tears as we mature. Non operative conservative treatment should be the first line of treatment. This often consists of NSAIDS, injection, and physical therapy. If conservative treatment fails, operative treatment may be warranted. Ask your orthopaedic surgeon for more details. Good luck ...Read more
Nerve or muscle?: Rotator cuff problems include, inflammation, pressure, weakness, or damage to the tendons that constitute the rotator cuff. Conservative care w/anti-inflammatories, ice, and physical therapy. Sometimes surgery is necessary to repair a torn tendon or release pressure on the tendon. Surgery can also be helpful to release pressure on pinched nerves that supply cuff. An orthopaedic surgeon can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
What symptoms would a torn rotator cuff vs sprain RC? And can RC injury heal without surgery? If so how long would a sprain RC take to heal?? Thanks!!
Pain with Abduction: a full thickness rotator cuff tear can cause considerable weakness and pain especially with movement in the and of motion controlled most by the rotator cuff tendon that is injured. The top tendon. Supraspinatus, would cause symptoms when trying to lift arm from side of body. A mere sprain would be less painful with minimal weakness. A mild sprain could take upwards of 6 weeks to improve. ...Read more
Rotator cuff tear: Yes it can. Depending on the type and degree of tear ...Read more
6-12 wks if healable: Minor or partial rotator cuff tears are usually allowed to heal via nonoperative means initially. Physical therpay, appropriate rest, then strengthening or titrated to the needs of each patient and their particular cuff tear. I healing does not work by 6-12 weeks, the tear may well need surgical intervention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unfortunately yes: The tissues around the shoulder generally does not heal without surgery. However, sometimes non-operative management can achieve symptom relief and return of function despite the residual structural abnormality. Your orthopedic surgeon can inform you regarding the potential outcome with non-operative management for your particular shoulder problem. ...Read more
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
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