I have a full thickness tear in the supraspinatous tendon with 9 mm retraction. Do I have to have surgery ?

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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Dr Ahmed Fawzy
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Dr Ahmed Fawzy

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

Good Luck

Dr. Ayman Darrag
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Dr. Ayman Darrag

Your case is commonly managed by surgical repair and followed by a3 months physical therapy program.
Speedy recovery wishes.

Dr Mahaveer
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Dr Mahaveer

Hi
the answer is YES.
Such tears do not heal spontaneously by conservative means and definitely need a surgical repair.
thanks

shw12
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shw12

HI
TEARS LESS THAT 5MM CAN HEAL.
THIS TEAR IN YOUR CASE NEEDS SURGERY.
PREFER ARTHOSCOPIC SURGERY OVER AN OPEN ONE.

mrsshalini14
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mrsshalini14

hello there
yes ,this would definitely need a surgery.
after surgery agressive physiotherapy and muscle training exercises will have to be done to achieve normal strength.

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