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After rotator culf surgery can scar tissue build up in the shoulder with little to no physical therapy?
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Garrett Caldwell
Family Medicine
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In brief: Yes
After any kind of surgery, scar tissue can build up due to the disruption of the tissues.
Physical therapy is important to keep as much motion and strength in the joint as possible without pain. Without it, the joint can lock or cause pain frequently.

In brief: Yes
After any kind of surgery, scar tissue can build up due to the disruption of the tissues.
Physical therapy is important to keep as much motion and strength in the joint as possible without pain. Without it, the joint can lock or cause pain frequently.
Garrett Caldwell
Garrett Caldwell
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Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Scar tissue
Yes, scar tissue can build up after rotator cuff surgery.
Protected passive motion needs to be done after this surgey or a frozen shoulder can develop. A therapist can provide directed exercises.

In brief: Scar tissue
Yes, scar tissue can build up after rotator cuff surgery.
Protected passive motion needs to be done after this surgey or a frozen shoulder can develop. A therapist can provide directed exercises.
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Dr. Gregory Harvey
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