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I have a moderate grade partial thickness tear of supraspinatus from a fall. I am 48 years old. Is surgery recommended. The tear was 12mm.

I have a moderate grade partial thickness tear of supraspinatus from a fall. I am 48 years old. Is surgery recommended. The tear was 12mm.

ConservativeTreatmen: Depends whether it is full thickness tear or partial tear. Most of the time conservative treatment with Physical Therapy and stretching exercises.12 MM tear is rather small and most of the time treated with Conservative Treatment with Physical Therapy and Streching and strengthening exercises. For severe pain sometimes cortisone injections.For small tear 12mm surgery is rarely recommended if ever ...Read more

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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?

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?

Depends: Often surgery is required but some people do really hard rehab and come back maybe nit100% but well enough to reach up to their expectations. Each person is different. ...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?

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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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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I have a rotator cuff injury and drop arm test shows supraspinatus tear. Do I need to have surgery?

I have a rotator cuff injury and drop arm test shows supraspinatus tear. Do I need to have surgery?

Depends: If you have a complete rotator cuff tear with weakness and night pain in your dominant shoulder then yes, at age 45 you may need surgery. You don't mention having an mri. If you do get an MRI arthrogram as it provides more information. Have you tried any physical therapy yet? ...Read more

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Do I need surgery for fluid in the subcromial/subdeltoid bursa and a high grade partial thickness articulare sided tear supraspinatus tendon?

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

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What would you suggest about having partial rotator cuff surgery and is this tear a high risk of increasing? I've just been diagnosis with a partial focal tear of the supraspinatus at insertion with most anchor fiber intact. After steriod injection, my ri

What would you suggest about having partial rotator cuff surgery and is this tear a high risk of increasing? I've just been diagnosis with a partial focal tear of the supraspinatus at insertion with most anchor fiber intact. After steriod injection, my ri

I: I don't have all the answers, but I might be able to clarify a few things.

First of all, when a test is interpreted as showing a "tear", that implies damage that should be repaired. But rotator cuff tendinopathy is more like greying and hair loss--expected changes with age. I find the term "partial tear" particularly misleading and even sinister. It's really just a signal change on MRI due to the changes in the tendon. You don't state your age and sport. If you are a throwing athlete under 40 years of age, the process is different.

Second, and to reinforce the first point, not all of these tendon changes cause pain. We know this from studies of patients with no shoulder pain and from studies of a patient's non-painful shoulder.

Third, like greying and hair loss we do know that rotator cuff tendinopathy is progressive.

Finally surgery does not cure the problem any more than hair plugs or rogain cures hair loss--it just patches things up for a bit. The larger the defect, the quicker it will recur. Surgery helps many people feel better, but you should not have surgery under the misconception that it is necessary. ...Read more

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Mri w/contrast: supraspinatus undersurface fraying. Surgery or heal on it's own? No pain, just loud popping with certain movements.

Mri w/contrast: supraspinatus undersurface fraying. Surgery or heal on it's own? No pain, just loud popping with certain movements.

No surgery to allow-: It to settle down, since there is no pain. If any new ;/or severe symptoms develop then might need to reevaluate the situation at that time.
Pt and own exercises to keep ms strong would be helpful.
If getting worse see your orthopod.

Good luck and happy holidays. ...Read more

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Bilateral torn rotator cuffs full thickness small tears 10 CM by 11 CM what is recovery time after surgery?

Bilateral torn rotator cuffs full thickness small tears 10 CM by 11 CM what is recovery time after surgery?

Depends: 10-11cm tears.? Prob. U meant 10-11mm or~ 1 cm tears? If the tears are small and symptomatic arthroscopic rot. Cuff repair may be indicated in your age. If they are really big (3-4 inch) tears involving more than one rc tendon than your arthroscopic repair may take longer to heal and rehabilitate (4-6 months).Seek an ors surgeon skilled in shoulder surgery. Good luck! ...Read more

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How long is the recovery for ACL tear repair surgery?

How long is the recovery for ACL tear repair surgery?

6 months.: In our practice, we use 6 months as a time frame for completing postoperative physical therapy and returning to sports activities. Different doctors use different protocols. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time after surgery for meniscus tear?

What is the recovery time after surgery for meniscus tear?

Repair vs removal: This procedure is completed arthroscopically. You may have a meniscus repair or a partial menisectomy (removal). The repair is ideal, if possible, for preventing arthritic changes, but requires a longer recovery time. In either case recovery is relatively quick; you may start ambulating as tolerated post-op with a debridement. Post-op rehab will concentrate on motion, & quad strength. ...Read more

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How much time will an ACL tear recovery last after surgery?

6-9 months: Typically ACL recovery takes 6-9 months from the time of surgery to being able to return to full activity without limitations. Your progress through your rehabilitation sessions will also determine if you need more time to recover. ...Read more

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What should I expect during my recovery from tear duct reconstruction surgery?

What should I expect during my recovery from tear duct reconstruction surgery?

Watering: The eye may water, follow the directions given you by the surgeon. Remember not to rub or itch that area. ...Read more

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I have complex tear of the lateral meniscus. What can be done, surgery? How long will recovery take?

I have complex tear of the lateral meniscus. What can be done, surgery? How long will recovery take?

Surgery: You need surgery. Recovery depends on how badly it is torn, but most of these are done arthroscopically, and recovery time is in the weeks-long time frame. ...Read more

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When is surgery needed for a labrum tear? And how long is recovery? (I tore it 3 months ago in my shoulder)

When is surgery needed for a labrum tear? And how long is recovery? (I tore it 3 months ago in my shoulder)

Common: If the labrum is torn and causes pain or instability particularly inthe young age patient. .. surgery is likely to be needed and advised ...Read more

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What is the typical treatment for a muniscus tear is there surgery involved? What kind of pain medication and how long is recovery?

Hello.: Hello. I don't know the extent of your injury. Often, arthroscopic surgery is done to the knee. This means that the surgery is done internally, without filleting the knee open. Without knowing more about your injury it is hard to say how long the recovery would be. If there is a small tear and that is removed, your recovery time could be four to six weeks. (this doesn't mean you need to lie in bed for four to six weeks; but you wouldn't want to be playing sports).
It the doctor only needed to remove loose bodies from the joint space, that recovery might take two to four weeks. It the meniscus requires repair, it could take four months or longer for a full recovery. Often patients are prescribed non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Narcotics are often prescribed post operatively to control pain. ...Read more

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Is surgery for a rotator cuff minor tear really needed? How long is the surgery? How many days will she be in the hospital? Recovery process?

Is surgery for a rotator cuff minor tear really needed? How long is the surgery? How many days will she be in the hospital? Recovery process?

Second opinion: Rotator cuff tear has options for care. Start with physical therapy. Add laprascopic repair if not better. Okay to talk with your primary, your surgery team and a second opinion to get a full understanding of your options. Be well. ...Read more

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How long is recovery time for an grade 3a tear, anterior horn, lateral meniscus. And do I need surgery.

How long is recovery time for an grade 3a tear, anterior horn, lateral meniscus. And do I need surgery.

Yes I would consider: Surgery the tear will not fix itself. Recovery depends on whether it is repaired or resected. If it is repaired (usually if you are young 25 or so and under) them recovery can be 6-8 weeks. If it is resected 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a ligament tear? How long is the surgery? The recovery time? Could I do any sports afterwards? If not, for how long?

What are the symptoms of a ligament tear? How long is the surgery? The recovery time? Could I do any sports afterwards? If not, for how long?

Pain: Pain, swelling, instability of the joint. Difficulty using that joint. Hard to answer other questions without knowing what ligament. ...Read more

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What's the probability of surgery of a high grade tear of the common flexor tendon at its insertion with partial tearing of the ucl and recovery time?

What's the probability of surgery of a high grade tear of the common flexor tendon at its insertion with partial tearing of the ucl and recovery time?

Likely: High grade means complete or nearly complete tear, for which surgery is usually recommended if the reading is in fact accurate. Approximately 6-8 week recovery time. ...Read more

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If someone had a retinal tear medical emergency and recieved the surgery a WEEK later after blindness what is the likelihood of recovery? No semantics

If someone had a retinal tear medical emergency and recieved the surgery a WEEK later after blindness what is the likelihood of recovery? No semantics

Retinal detachment: It sounds like there was a detachment of the center good vision of the retina called the macula. Repair ~ 7-10 days after has the same outcome in the literature as within 48 hours once the macula is detached. 90%-95% success rate of reattachnent with 60-80 % of patients averaging 20/60 or better vision at 3 months after surgery. Great vision considering the retina was detached. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had avm surgery last year on may 10th and was left paralyzed on the right side. I have put a ton of blood sweat and tears into my recovery and can?

I had avm surgery last year on may 10th and was left paralyzed on the right side. I have put a ton of blood sweat and tears into my recovery and can?

Slow progress: There will be slow recovery from a functional stroke. A lot of ir depends on youth and brain pasticity. That is to say the ability of the brain to rewire itself around an injury. Talk to your neurologist about your future prospects. Ood luck. ...Read more

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5 wks into recovery of acl/meniscus tear surgery, I am still taking pain medicine. Is this normal?

5 wks into recovery of acl/meniscus tear surgery, I am still taking pain medicine. Is this normal?

Common, but: It's good that you are thinking ahead about how to handle long-term pain control w/out risk of addiction and other medical damage from over-use of opiates, etc. Discuss plans for pain management w/ the surgeon and/or your PCP. Consider your own search if they seem less helpful than you'd hope. Health psychologists can teach hypnosis and other techniques. Other possibilities too. ...Read more

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Full width radial sagittal band tear in my middle finger. What's the normal recovery time from surgical repair? Options besides surgery? Thanks!

Full width radial sagittal band tear in my middle finger. What's the normal recovery time from surgical repair? Options besides surgery? Thanks!

Options:: Typically, if you have a "full-thickness" or "full-width" tear of pretty much anything, I recommend having a surgeon take a look. Soft tissues can often heal if there is still a portion remaining untorn. But when the whole thing is in 2 pieces, it has to be put back together. Because it's a finger, (unless ur a musician, etc) id think u should b able to be mostly active in a few days at most. ...Read more

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I'm 45, complete tear in my ACL partial tear in my MCL and meniscus, waiting for surgery, to know what is the recovery time after surgery n do I need?

I'm 45, complete tear in my ACL partial tear in my MCL and meniscus, waiting for surgery, to know what is the recovery time after surgery n do I need?

Varies: The recovery time for a standard ACL is usually 6-12 months, however, that will vary based on physical demand, overall general health, and fitness goals. Speak to your surgeon about this. S/he will have more insight in providing you personalized care. ...Read more

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Acl tear vs. A meniscus tear which is worse? Which is worse an ACL tear or a meniscus tear? What is the difference in recovery time after surgery and pain after?

Acl tear vs. A meniscus tear which is worse? Which is worse an ACL tear or a meniscus tear? What is the difference in recovery time after surgery and pain after?

An ACL tear is: Typically worse than a meniscus tear and often they occur together. Acl surgery requires reconstruction of the cruciate ligament using a harvested graft from your patellar tendon or your hamstring most commonly. Recovery can be upwards of 6-8 months. Meniscus tears require brief outpatient surgery to trim out the torn portion and recovery is 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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An MRI of my right shoulder shows 1 cm tear. Is stem cell treatment OK, if surgery what is recovery and rehab time and will I be back to play tennis?

An MRI of my right shoulder shows 1 cm tear. Is stem cell treatment OK, if surgery what is recovery and rehab time and will I be back to play tennis?

Stem cell for shoul?: Is the stem cell treatment for your shoulder? That is strange - to my understanding, stem cell treatments (SCTs) r reserved 4 cancers (like leukemia) & organ failure. I wouldn't undertake stem cells to treat a partial tear. Tendon tears r managed conservatively - ice, acetaminophen, &c. They can take wks to heal. Talk 2 an orthopedic surgeon about other options if u want to get better sooner. GL! ...Read more