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Dr. Brian Badman
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Rotator Cuff Tear (Overview)

There are 4 muscles and tendons that make up the rotator cuff giving the shoulder lifting and rotational strength as well as contributing to stability of the shoulder joint.


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How long does a large rotator cuff tear take to fullt heal?

How long does a large rotator cuff tear take to fullt heal?

Don't heal on own: The rotator cuff is like a rubber band under tension, any tearing results in pulling apart of the fibers and shortening of the muscle so even if scar tissue fills the gap the muscle hasn't been pulled back out to length to restore function and strength. Learn more here: http://theshouldercenter.Com/rotator-cuff-tear.Htm. ...Read more

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Dr. Brian Badman
155 doctors shared insights

Rotator Cuff Tear (Overview)

There are 4 muscles and tendons that make up the rotator cuff giving the shoulder lifting and rotational strength as well as contributing to stability of the shoulder joint.


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Partial thickness rotator cuff tear, I had no pain ever, just dullness/weakness. 1 and 1/2 yrs later my symptoms are the same, what should I do?

Partial thickness rotator cuff tear, I had no pain ever, just dullness/weakness. 1 and 1/2 yrs later my symptoms are the same, what should I do?

Rehab: The large majority of partial rotator cuff tears in patients your age are treated nonoperatively with rest and rehab/PT. That being said, some partial tears are 20%, and some are 80%. These are treated differently. It's also possible that your symptoms are not coming from the rotator cuff. Consider labral tear or nerve issue. Time to see your orthopedic doctor again to discuss additional options. ...Read more

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Rotator cuff tear (Tip)

Continue your rotator cuff exercises even after you have recovered. ...See more

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Treating a Rotator Cuff Injury (Checklist)

Have a check-up with your orthopedic or sports doc
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Rotator cuff tear (Tip)

Very common and unless very severe can be treated with physical therapy. ...See more

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If you have rotator cuff tear, are you likely to get shoulder pain?

If you have rotator cuff tear, are you likely to get shoulder pain?

Shoulder pain: Rotator cuff tears are most often painful at the lateral shoulder area, but occasionally we find a complete tear which, while painless, prevents normal lifting and rotation of the arm. If i were betting, i would go for pain. ...Read more

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What would be the cause of a rotator cuff tear in a baseball pitcher?

Force: The act of throwing a baseball imposes a tremendous amount of force thru our rotator cuff in a short period of time. Improper mechanics and the shear nature of time can result in gradual failure of the tendon. The greg maddux's and jamie moyers of the world are few and far between for a reason. ...Read more

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What treatment is there for rotator cuff tear?

What treatment is there for rotator cuff tear?

Expected outcomes...: If symptoms persist w/ >6 wks of diligent rehab & compliance w/ conservative treatment, a more aggressive treatment, such as surgery, may be required.. This arthroscopic outpatient procedure usually allows for a return to daily living activities within 2-6 wks. A full recovery can be long & arduous, but excellent results are achieved >80%... For more info: www.Drmarkgalland.Com (1/22/13). ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab
5 doctors shared insights

Rotator Cuff (Definition)

The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles that wrap around the ball of the ball and socket joint f the shoulder. The cuff muscles initiate the movements of internal and external rotation as well as lifting your arm ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Deberardino
149 doctors shared insights

Rotator Cuff Injury (Definition)

Your rotator cuff muscles are the fine motor control muscles that allow the arm/elbow/hand to be placed in a specific position in space. With an injury to the rotator cuff, patients have pain with discrete shoulder ...Read more