Keeping You Body Wise - Torn Rotator Cuff

by admin June 24, 2010
Question
My rotator cuff is torn. Do I need surgery?

Answer
This, in part, depends on the extent of the tear as well as your symptoms. There are four muscles and tendons that make up the rotator cuff. Any portion of the tendons, up to all four, can be torn. The tear may be only partial thickness as well. This is best assessed by MRI. Additionally the symptoms you are having will in part dictate the recommended treatment and is best discussed with your individual surgeon.

Andrew Rocca, M.D.
Board Certified – Orthopaedic Surgery

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