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I have a weird rotator cuff injury. Is it necessary to get surgery?

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Dr. Tim Lenters
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not always

The decision to pursue surgical treatment depends on a number of factors, including your age, your activity level, the chronicity of the tear, the size and "repairability" of the tear. Small traumatic tears usually recover predictably well with surgery.
Large atraumatic tears often respond to non-operative treatments, although there is some risk of tear progression without surgery.

In brief: Not always

The decision to pursue surgical treatment depends on a number of factors, including your age, your activity level, the chronicity of the tear, the size and "repairability" of the tear. Small traumatic tears usually recover predictably well with surgery.
Large atraumatic tears often respond to non-operative treatments, although there is some risk of tear progression without surgery.
Dr. Tim Lenters
Dr. Tim Lenters
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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: It depends.

See an orthopedic shoulder specialist, who can determine if you'll require surgery for the shoulder.

In brief: It depends.

See an orthopedic shoulder specialist, who can determine if you'll require surgery for the shoulder.
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
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Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Maybe

http://www.
theshouldercenter.com/arthroscopic-rotator-cuff-repair.htm http://www.Theshouldercenter.Com/video-how-to-choose-a-surgeon-for-your-rotator-cuff-repair.Htm you need a clear understanding of the extent of injury and diagnosis.

In brief: Maybe

http://www.
theshouldercenter.com/arthroscopic-rotator-cuff-repair.htm http://www.Theshouldercenter.Com/video-how-to-choose-a-surgeon-for-your-rotator-cuff-repair.Htm you need a clear understanding of the extent of injury and diagnosis.
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
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