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MRI shows an 80-99% rotator cuff tear

Posted by sleeperblues (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 6, 12 at 21:23

Weird thing is, I don't have pain anymore. I fell back in October and was in a lot of pain for months. I had to take an Advil PM to sleep. But the pain is virtually gone, and my range of motion is almost normal. I am being referred to a surgeon, and I know surgery will be recommended. I know shoulder surgery is very painful, especially the rehab and want to avoid it if at all possible. Have you had this surgery, and what is your experience?

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RE: MRI shows an 80-99% rotator cuff tear

99%? What is holding your arm on? Seriously, it sounds awful, but if you have already nearly recovered, why have surgery now? Just curious. I hope you have a full recovery.

RE: MRI shows an 80-99% rotator cuff tear

DH tore his rotator cuff also. Our family practice doctor recommended physical therapy, but also sent him for a 2nd opinion. That surgeon was dubious about the physical therapy, but that was what we ended up doing.

It took several months, but DH would have had to do physical therapy after the surgery anyway. He now has 90% range of motion in that arm, which is more than the surgeon was promising.

RE: MRI shows an 80-99% rotator cuff tear

I've just finished my 3rd pt therapy, and hoping it will work without surgery. Three more to go before cruising, and they tell me, when I get back, it will be like starting all over again :o(

Good luck to you!

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