Is Therapy as Effective as Surgery For Rotator Cuff Tears?

Posted by on 7/13/2017 to Shoulder Surgery
Is Therapy as Effective as Surgery For Rotator Cuff Tears?
Research does indicate that utilizing conservative therapies such as cold compression and deep heat can be just as effective in healing a torn rotator cuff in comparison to surgery.

Rotator Cuff Repair Surgery and Post-Operative Rehabilitation

Posted by on 3/26/2017 to Shoulder Surgery
Rotator Cuff Repair Surgery and Post-Operative Rehabilitation
Rotator cuff surgery is generally not considered until all conservative treatment options have been exhausted. Or there is a complete tear in one or more of the muscles comprising of the rotator cuff. Unless it is a highly severe or complete tear, doctors, orthopedic specialists and physical therapists will advise that you try at least 6 or more months of conservative therapy with no sign of improvement before surgery will even be considered.