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What is the recovery time for a rotator cuff tear?

What is the recovery time for a rotator cuff tear?

3-12 months: By 3 months you should be doing most activities normally. Full healing and remodeling of the cuff tissue takes a full yr. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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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Can the constant crack/popping from crepitus due to a partial thick rotator cuff tear hinder my recovery? Its been over a year and shoulder still weak

Can the constant crack/popping from crepitus due to a partial thick rotator cuff tear hinder my recovery? Its been over a year and shoulder still weak

Yes: The term crepitance is usually a symptom we see when patients start getting arthritis in their shoulder. There is a condition known as rotator cuff arthropathy in which patients with rotator cuff problems will develop arthritis in their shoulder and it can very much affect outcome in terms of both pain and function. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a rotator cuff tear?

What are the signs of a rotator cuff tear?

Pain: Typical signs of a rotator cuff tear depends on the muscle involved. There are 4 that make up the rotator cuff. Most commonly, people complain of pain with reaching or overhead motion, pain radiating down the arm, pain that wakes them up at night, sometimes numbness and tingling in the arm and hand/fingers, a feeling of heaviness to the arm. Recommend you see a sports medicine MD/orthopedist. ...Read more

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What are common signs of a rotator cuff tear or injury?

What are common signs of a rotator cuff tear or injury?

Pain.: Pain radiating into the upper part of the arm, night pain, and an inability, or difficulty, raising your arm overhead. ...Read more

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How could a rotator cuff tear be caused in baseball?

Very Common: Rotator cuff injuries are most frequently seen in the sport of baseball. The reason is that all positions involve throwing, with the pitcher and catcher doing the most. The overhead throwing motion can cause rubbing of the tendon on the acromion bone. This is increased with weakness or fatique of the muscle. Progressive strengthening and conditioning is critical. ...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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A rotator cuff tear or a slap labral tear, what to do?

A rotator cuff tear or a slap labral tear, what to do?

See a shoulder doc: Slap tears cause vague pain, sliding with overhead use, painful clicking or popping sensations with shoulder motion, especially overhead activity. Rtc tears cause night pain, pain with overhead activity, and functional loss with daily activity. Rtc pain is typically in the anterolateral aspect of the shoulder. If you are having these symptoms see a shoulder specialist. ...Read more

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Does anyone know whether a rotator cuff tear could be missed in imaging?

Does anyone know whether a rotator cuff tear could be missed in imaging?

Small tears commonly: Samller partial thickness tears can often be missed on routine mris. Really a thorough history and detailed physical examination should discern over 95% of all rotator cuff tears. The MRI should really only be a preop surgical tool to ascertain whether any other concomitant pathology exists that may also require more surgery and help with efficient use of or time. ...Read more

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Can a rotator cuff tear heal on its own without surgery? What do I have to do?

Can a rotator cuff tear heal on its own without surgery? What do I have to do?

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 more

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I believe to have a rotator cuff tear( currently deployed cannot see a professional). Why is one shoulder lower and how can I correct it? Thank you

I believe to have a rotator cuff tear( currently deployed cannot see a professional). Why is one shoulder lower and how can I correct it? Thank you

Cuff strengthening: Try your best to maintain a full range of shoulder motion. With your arm bent at a right angle (90 degrees) raise your arms upward from your side. Have a friend provide some resistance to raising your arm too. Rotator cuff tear is not present if no pain with resistance. Pain with resistance may be either an inflamed rotator cuff, partial thickness tear or small full tear. Phys therapy if possible. ...Read more

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What anti-inflammatories would you prescribe for a rotator cuff tear?

What anti-inflammatories would you prescribe for a rotator cuff tear?

See Orthopaedist : (S)he will prescribe something for your pain and tell you if you need a surgical repair, physical therapy or merely rest. ...Read more

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If you have a rotator cuff tear will steroid injections help with the pain?

They may but : Steroids could also potentially cause more harm than good down the road....Ask your orthopedist what he/she thinks and for possible alternative injectables. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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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


Dr. Brian Badman
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Rotator Cuff Tear (Definition)

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 ...Read more