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What can I do to improve my rotator cuff without surgery?

What can I do to improve my rotator cuff without surgery?

Physical therapy: Many cases of rotator cuff tendinitis and small partial tears respond very well to physical therapy in addition to various types of injection therapy. ...Read more

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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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


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S/P rotator cuff debride/AC joint decomp.: 7/14. Not improving w/wkly PT and cortisone inject. MRI arthrogram 2 Dec.= 8x6mm Supraspina tear. Surgery?

S/P rotator cuff debride/AC joint decomp.: 7/14. Not improving w/wkly PT and cortisone inject. MRI arthrogram 2 Dec.= 8x6mm Supraspina tear. Surgery?

Usually if >50%: If the tear measures over 50% of the width of the tendon your Dr. will most likely recommend surgery. You can try PT but pain can limit the effectiveness. ...Read more

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How bad is rotator cuff surgery?

How bad is rotator cuff surgery?

Not too bad!!!: Although all surgeries can involve some initial pain and discomfort, rotator cuff repair surgery can be done very safely these days and with minimal risk. Although some tears can be challenging to repair, recovery time and therapy that goes along with it are generally well tolerated. An experienced surgeon with high skill with arthroscopic techniques can usually achieve excellent clinical results. ...Read more

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Tommy johns rotator cuff surgery?

Tommy johns rotator cuff surgery?

2 Different Surgerie: Tommy john surgery is an ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction of the elbow. Rotator cuff surgery is surgery to repair a tendon in the shoulder. ...Read more

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What's a rotator cuff surgery like?

What's a rotator cuff surgery like?

Outpatient.: It takes about 2 hours, usually done arthroscopically. We perform ours on an outpatient basis. We use a sling for three weeks, then begin physical therapy. ...Read more

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What is it like to have rotator cuff surgery?

Hurts @ pm: Most rotator cuff tears in your relatively young age group will cause pain w/ overhead activities , throwing etc. If you really have a tear pain @ night is ver common. Pain when moving your arm away from your body is typical. Occasionsionally weakness ofyour arm in certain positions can be appreciated.. A good physical exam can differentiate other shoulder problems.MRI can confirm if well done. ...Read more

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What should be the cost of rotator cuff surgery?

What should be the cost of rotator cuff surgery?

$5500: As dr. Coats has indicated, it does depend on many factors, and the amounts that get paid are often much less than are charged. In the U.S., cash rates are now around $5500, which should include facility fee, surgeon fee, anesthesia fee, and an average number of implants. The price obviously depends on location, type of rotator cuff repair, and severity. ...Read more

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Do they use surgical clips in rotator cuff surgery?

Not exactly: You can learn more about rotator cuff repair surgery here: http://theshouldercenter.Com/arthroscopic-rotator-cuff-repair.Htm i would recommend you pick a surgeon that performs the surgery you need hundreds of times a year. Learn more here: http://www.Theshouldercenter.Com/shoulderpain/2012/shoulder-specialist/surgeryspecialist/. ...Read more

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Can you still powerlift after rotator cuff surgery?

Can you still powerlift after rotator cuff surgery?

You can.: With a successful repair and appropriate post-operative rehab, you should be able to resume powerlifting. However, you should be aware that you are more likely to incur a re-tear than most patients, because of the immense forces on the rotator cuff, associated with powerlifting. ...Read more

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My rotator cuff hurts 6 years after surgery. Is that okay?

Depends: There are many causes of shoulder pain, even after surgery. There could be a new tear or retear (which can occur in 20-50% of the time depending on size of the original tear), there could be neck problems that cause shoulder pain, and there could be arthritis or biceps problems that are totally unrelated. On rare occasions, chest and abdominal problems could even cause shoulder pain. ...Read more

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