Rotator Cuff Tear

About Rotator Cuff Tear

A variety of conditions and injuries can damage the shoulder’s rotator cuff, cause pain, and make it difficult for you to move your arm. A rotator cuff tear occurs in a spectrum that ranges from tendonitis to partial tears to full tears. A full rotator cuff tear is most often the result of repetitive lifting or overhead activities using the arm. However, a rotator cuff tear can occur without a specific injury as we age.

Rotator Cuff Tear Treatment

Conservative, non-surgical treatment is successful in the majority of cases, including physical therapy. When conservative measures are not successful, arthroscopic surgery may be necessary to treat and repair the cuff tear, thus leading to a comfortable, strong shoulder.

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