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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
I have a rotator cuff injury and drop arm test shows supraspinatus tear. Do i need to have surgery?
Depends: http://www.theshouldercenter.com/rotator-cuff-tear.htm an acute injury can result in significant weakness but not mean that there is a large tear. We need more information and a clearer extent of pathology and diagnosis. A drop arm test by itself is not sufficient to make the decision for surgery. Consider a more detailed evaluation with a shoulder specialist to review your options. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Known hi grade partial distal supraspinatus tear poss labrum tear experiencing pain above scapula very tender to touch. What could it be?
Rotator cuff: High grade tears generally will not heal by themselves...And will often eventually lead to full thickness tears. Surgical treatment is likely to be eventually needed. There is no harm in trying conservative treatment such as pt, nsaids, cortisone injections, etc...Just realize that this will likely just delay the inevitable. Also, scapular pain may not be rotator cuff, but rather neck related. ...Read more
Known hi grade partial distal supraspinatus tear poss labrum tear having pain above scapula & very tender to touch what could it be? Pending shoulder arthroscopy if don't have will it get worse?
My daddy got MRI results 2day, supraspinatus tendon tear, it is a little more than 1/2 reffered 2 ortho surg., surgprolly?63yrs, small, weak, health issues!
Rotator Cuff: Your daddy has shoulder pain and the radiologist read a "tear". Depending on your dad's age and the history of his pain, the signal change the radiologist says is a tear, may be a normal finding. Look up "impingement syndrome" and then decide about seeing the orthopedist. If his pain persists , he needs to be seen. He may need just exercise, an injection or arthroscopy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Do I need surgery for fluid in the subcromial/subdeltoid bursa and a high grade partial thickness articulare sided tear supraspinatus tendon?
Varies: Full thickness tears of the rotator cuff will often retract and not heal; so if someone is young and reasonably active surgery usually optimizes outcome. Partial tears can heal at times without surgery. A high grade partial tear is very close to a complete tear; you would certainly want to be followed closely by an orthopedic surgeon to discuss your progress. ...Read more
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
High grade partial tear of subscapularis w underlying tendonisis w low grade partial tear of supraspinatus w reactive bursitis. Is op only option?
MORE THEN ONE: OPTION. THERE ARE ALWAYS OPTIONS. IF YOU HAVE A LOT OF PAIN, ACTIVE WITH THAT ARM THEN SURGERY IS THE OPTION. IF IT DOES NOT BOTHER YOU A LOT YOU CAN GO CONSERVATIVE. ...Read more
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