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What treatment is there for rotator cuff tear?

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Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Expected outcomes...

If symptoms persist w/ >6 wks of diligent rehab & compliance w/ conservative treatment, a more aggressive treatment, such as surgery, may be required.
. This arthroscopic outpatient procedure usually allows for a return to daily living activities within 2-6 wks. A full recovery can be long & arduous, but excellent results are achieved >80%... For more info: www.Drmarkgalland.Com (1/22/13).

In brief: Expected outcomes...

If symptoms persist w/ >6 wks of diligent rehab & compliance w/ conservative treatment, a more aggressive treatment, such as surgery, may be required.
. This arthroscopic outpatient procedure usually allows for a return to daily living activities within 2-6 wks. A full recovery can be long & arduous, but excellent results are achieved >80%... For more info: www.Drmarkgalland.Com (1/22/13).
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Dr. Jan Szatkowski
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: It depends

Many people have degenerative rotator cuff tears as we mature.
Non operative conservative treatment should be the first line of treatment. This often consists of NSAIDS, injection, and physical therapy. If conservative treatment fails or if an acute traumatic tear, operative treatment may be warranted. Ask your orthopaedic surgeon for more details. Good luck

In brief: It depends

Many people have degenerative rotator cuff tears as we mature.
Non operative conservative treatment should be the first line of treatment. This often consists of NSAIDS, injection, and physical therapy. If conservative treatment fails or if an acute traumatic tear, operative treatment may be warranted. Ask your orthopaedic surgeon for more details. Good luck
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