Persistent shoulder pain often due to partial rotator cuff tears as we reach middle-age is an extremely common problem
We have learned a lot about rotator cuff tears over the past several decades. From cadaveric studies at MARC we know that they are very common, about one-third of cadavers studied had a partial thickness tear. Having said that, your rotator cuff tears may be partial or full thickness tears. So what happens when you have a complete rotator cuff tear?
Full Rotator Cuff Tear: When Surgery Treatment Is Indicated
Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair is the surgery to treat a severe shoulder injury that involves a complete tear of the muscle or tendon. The goal of this surgery, which uses smaller incisions, is to return the shoulder to optimal function.
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