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Rim Rent Tear Supraspinatus
Is surgery only the option to fix a 6mm linear lesion partial rim rent tear of the supraspinatus tendon?
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
Yes: Partial thickness(articular or bursal sided)rotator cuff tears esp. In someone only 27 yrs.Old may respond to a rotator cuff strengthening program.... If pain or weakness ( or instability, possibly) worsen than arthroscopic debridement or repair(depending on the thickness of the tear) can be performed in conjunction w/ decompression or capsular plication. See an experienced shoulder specialist. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Supraspinatus tear: If you want a chance for a full recovery surgery is your best option. Otherwise you will have signficantly reduced function (plus ongiong pain) in that shoulder. If you do opt for surgery. make sure you do it some place where anesthesia will do an interscalene block for post op pain relief. Shoulder surgery is particularly painful after surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best prescription for hi grade partial undersurface tear of distal supraspinatus tendon?
Arthroscopic eval: A high-grade tear of the rotator cuff acts like a full-thickness tear, although there are still some intact fibers. Injections and therapy may provide temporary relief of pain at night and with activities. The most effective may to achieve long-term pain relief and improved function is with shoulder arthroscopy. See a board certified orthopaedic surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does a high-grade tear of the anterior supraspinatus muscle at the myotendinous junction mean? How is it treated? I'm 27 years old.
Probably surgery: A shoulder injury in twenties male caused a tear of supraspinatus muscle, which goes over top of shoulder to top of humerus, the upper arm bone. Function of this muscle is to elevate arm in motion called abduction. Since tear is at place that tendon of muscle attaches to shoulder musculotendinous cuff, it will likely not heal spontaneously. Surgery to attach tendon will be required. ...Read more
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