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What does high grade partial undersurface supraspinatus tear mean?

What does high grade partial undersurface supraspinatus tear mean?

Partial rotator cuff: This tear can respond to rehab, sometimes in higher level athletes a nagging injury will require tear completion and repair. ...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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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 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?

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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What is the treatment of a partial tear to the supraspinatus?

What is the treatment of a partial tear to the supraspinatus?

Rehab for most: This is commonly managed with a structured physical therapy program and takes months to optimize outcome. Surgery is discussed after months of rehab with continued pain and associated weakened despite full compliance with a proper rehab program. ...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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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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Can an undersurface tear of the supraspinatus tendon be seen visually using arthroscopy and if so can it also be repaired arthroscopicaly?

Can an undersurface tear of the supraspinatus tendon be seen visually using arthroscopy and if so can it also be repaired  arthroscopicaly?

If no a full tear...: ...only fraying, it is usually just shaved to smooth it out. if it 50%or larger depending on what it looks like , it most likely will B repaired. ...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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