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What is the treatment for rotator cuff injury?
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Dr. Robert Purchase
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Non-op 1st
The first line treatments of a cuff injury is non-operative with rest, tylenol, (acetaminophen) nsaid's, physical therapy, and possible cortisone injections.
If these measures don't provide relief, surgery can be considered. If the tendon is torn, it is repaired. A repair can be performed either through a traditional open incision, a mini-open approach, or arthroscopically (through very small incisions).

In brief: Non-op 1st
The first line treatments of a cuff injury is non-operative with rest, tylenol, (acetaminophen) nsaid's, physical therapy, and possible cortisone injections.
If these measures don't provide relief, surgery can be considered. If the tendon is torn, it is repaired. A repair can be performed either through a traditional open incision, a mini-open approach, or arthroscopically (through very small incisions).
Dr. Robert Purchase
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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Non-op @ 1st
Rotator cuff injuries comprise a spectrum of disease from inflammation to full thickness tears.
Initial treatment consist of nsaid's, therapy, ice, activity modification and oral/injectable steroids. Failure of non-operative treatment requires further investigation, usually with mri. Tears of the rotator cuff and/or labrum require surgical treatment. See a board certified orthopaedic surgeon.

In brief: Non-op @ 1st
Rotator cuff injuries comprise a spectrum of disease from inflammation to full thickness tears.
Initial treatment consist of nsaid's, therapy, ice, activity modification and oral/injectable steroids. Failure of non-operative treatment requires further investigation, usually with mri. Tears of the rotator cuff and/or labrum require surgical treatment. See a board certified orthopaedic surgeon.
Dr. Robert Coats II
Dr. Robert Coats II
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Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Rotator cuff
The treatment depends on various factors including size of the tear, age of the patient, pain level, shoulder function, arthritis, etc.
The options can be discussed with your doctor which can include non- operative or operative recommendations.

In brief: Rotator cuff
The treatment depends on various factors including size of the tear, age of the patient, pain level, shoulder function, arthritis, etc.
The options can be discussed with your doctor which can include non- operative or operative recommendations.
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Dr. Gregory Harvey
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