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Will a torn labrum heal on its own?

labrum: A torn labrum can heal on its own, but unfortunately this is not a guarantee. More commonly, the labral tear can become less symptomatic with time, unless instability persists. ...Read more

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My son has degenerative tissue after several surgeries to repair torn labrum. What can we do to heal this condition?

My son has degenerative tissue after several surgeries to repair torn labrum. What can we do to heal this condition?

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Can a torn labrum (left shoulder) heal itself?

Can a torn labrum (left shoulder) heal itself?

Yes: Not all labral injuries are the same. Acute or recent injuries protected appropriately from reinjury have a better chance to heal than chronic or older injuries. Most are treated with an initial course of rest then physical therapy. Only the persistent, symptomatic labral tears may warrant surgical intervention eventually. The final decision is best made between you and your surgeon. ...Read more

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I have had a torn labrum and rotator cuff in my left shoulder for over a year now, will it heal on its own? My dr refuses to give me a referral

I have had a torn labrum and rotator cuff in my left shoulder for over a year now, will it heal on its own? My  dr refuses to give me a referral

It will not heal: A labral tear and a rotator cuff tear will not heal on their own. Sometimes, though, even though something (like an mri) says there is a tear, it may not be the full source of the pain. I would recommend an evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon. If you cannot get a referral call some offices and see what an evaluation would cost. You may want to do it that way. ...Read more

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I have a torn labrum, should I get it fixed?

I have a torn labrum, should I get it fixed?

A big maybe: A torn labrum is usually a diagnosis made either by MRI or history in which a patient complains of shoulder instability. There are several key questions: is your shoulder unstable or does it dislocate? Your answer, including other factors like age, activity level, and physical exam all play into the final answer ! read my full answer on the topic at http://alvaradoortho.Com/archives/180. ...Read more

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Torn labrum what's recovery time and will it keep hapening?

Torn labrum what's recovery time and will it keep hapening?

Torn labrum?: Your surgery could be taken out small tear, the recovery from that about4-8 weeks. If you repair of the labrum with sutures it takes up to 3month. Protect yourself so will not have it again. Thank you and good luck. ...Read more

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I had a 270 degree torn labrum, when can I start throwing again?

I had a 270 degree torn labrum, when can I start throwing again?

Ask your MD/trainer: Depending upon the stability and strength of the repair gained at the time of surgery, you would likely be in a sling for several weeks, followed by a progressive rehabilitation program. Over the initial 2-3 months you would progress from passive to active assisted and then active motion. Once full active motion and reasonable strength is regained, a progressive throwing program would be allowed. ...Read more

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When will I be back to full strength after a 270 degree torn labrum?

When will I be back to full strength after a 270 degree torn labrum?

6-9 months is common: We often tell patients undergoing more significant labral repair surgery in the shoulder that an extended period of time may be required to reach full functional strength. The rehabilitation process is necessarily a bit slower than would be the process forand isolated anterior repair. ...Read more

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What type of exercises and how long is the recovery for a torn labrum?

What type of exercises and how long is the recovery for a torn labrum?

Torn Labrum: Symptoms of a torn labrum can be an achy sensation in the joint, catching of the shoulder with movement, pain with specific activities. The labor was made of thick tissue that is susceptible to injury with trauma to the shoulder joint. Treatment of a torn labrum dependent on what type of tear that occurred. Most patients do not require surgery. Check out http://goo.Gl/a5mg5 for more info. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a torn labrum and what should I do if I have any of these symptoms?

Pain with motion: Pain with internal and external rotation and pain with abduction (raising arm from side) can be signs of a labral tear. Your primary care can evaluate you and refer you for physical therapy or to an orthopedist or sports medicine physician. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more