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Could a torn rotator cuff cause an immobile index finger?

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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: No

No a torn rotator cuff will not affect the index finger. It sounds like a trigger finger.
See a board certified orthopaedic hand surgeon for treatment.

In brief: No

No a torn rotator cuff will not affect the index finger. It sounds like a trigger finger.
See a board certified orthopaedic hand surgeon for treatment.
Dr. Robert Coats II
Dr. Robert Coats II
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Dr. Allen Lu
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: No

The two have minimal affect upon the other. There are cases where a surgery for the rotator cuff tear (arthroscopy with rotator cuff repair) causes enough swelling in the hand.
The swelling can cause "triggering", or stiffness in the index finger. Just a torn rotator cuff can on rare occasions cause the same problem. Other surgeries to the shoulder, elbow, or wrist can do the same.

In brief: No

The two have minimal affect upon the other. There are cases where a surgery for the rotator cuff tear (arthroscopy with rotator cuff repair) causes enough swelling in the hand.
The swelling can cause "triggering", or stiffness in the index finger. Just a torn rotator cuff can on rare occasions cause the same problem. Other surgeries to the shoulder, elbow, or wrist can do the same.
Dr. Allen Lu
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