I am a 60 year old male in good health . I work a physically hard job. I have a full thickness tear in the supraspinatous tendon with 9 mm retraction. Do I have to have surgery ?
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Complete tear is almost pain free , however if you choose not to do surgury you will lose the ability to bring your arm over your head as it stabilise your shoulder and do the first 15 degree abduction
Your case is commonly managed by surgical repair and followed by a3 months physical therapy program.
Speedy recovery wishes.
the answer is YES.
Such tears do not heal spontaneously by conservative means and definitely need a surgical repair.
TEARS LESS THAT 5MM CAN HEAL.
THIS TEAR IN YOUR CASE NEEDS SURGERY.
PREFER ARTHOSCOPIC SURGERY OVER AN OPEN ONE.
yes ,this would definitely need a surgery.
after surgery agressive physiotherapy and muscle training exercises will have to be done to achieve normal strength.