Surgery to Fix Rotator Cuff Tear

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  Do you think you have a rotator cuff tear? Are you having some serious issues with your shoulder where you are not able to move it through certain ranges of motion? Do you feel like you have something that’s catching in your shoulder? If your answer to any of these questions is yes then it’s time that you saw a shoulder or orthopedic surgeon about it. The orthopedic surgeon that you should go to is at Spine and Orthopedic Specialists. To schedule an appointment to determine what is going on with your shoulder call 539-664-4448.

When it comes to shoulder issues and rotator cuff tear injuries you want to work with an orthopedic surgeon who is very experienced in working with the shoulder joint. There is a lot that goes on in the shoulder joint and if it is not corrected properly it can cause more issues down the line. This is why you want to see one of the doctors at Spine and Orthopedic Specialists. They are very skilled in the art of fixing shoulder issues. Rotator cuff repairs can be a little bit tricky and if done too tightly or not tightly enough can cause issues.

Sometimes a rotator cuff tear does not need surgery. If the tear is not significant enough often, physical therapy can help to get the tear repaired and healthy. However, this is something that you need to have evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. They will be the best one to determine whether you need surgery to repair the tear or of the tear can repair itself. The doctors at Spine and Orthopedic Specialists are conservative when it comes to the utilization of surgery. However, they are not shy to use it if it is the procedure that is necessary.

Tears in the rotator cuff can be caused by many different types of things. Football players will often get rotator cuff tears because of the impact that they sustain during the sport. Other people may get rotator cuff tears because they have unhealthy shoulders with imbalanced musculature. There are numerous reasons that rotator cuff tears happen. Depending on what happened and how long ago it happened will determine the extent of the injury.  The more serious and large the tear the more likely surgery will be indicated.

If you’re in need of a doctor who can take a look at your shoulder determine what the next best step is to reduce the pain and increase your range of motion that you want to call Spine and Orthopedic Specialists. During your first appointment, they will do a series of tests to determine what exactly is going on inside of your shoulder joint. If it is, in fact, an issue with your rotator cuff, then they very well may need to get images of the inside of your shoulder. Once they have these, they’ll be able to see exactly what is going on in the shoulder joint. To schedule your appointment to get a diagnosis call 539-664-4448.