Do I Need Surgery For a Rotator Cuff Tear?

Rotator Cuff Injury

Do I need surgery for a Rotator Cuff Tear? Not always. Depending on the type/size of the tear and the person’s activity level, rotator cuff tears may be rehabilitated with conservative care. The Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery reported one study published in 2013 of 600 people of all ages and found that 22% had complete tears of their rotator cuffs. Of these, 65% had no symptoms, so they did not even realize they had a rotator cuff tear. The facts are that most rotator cuff tears won’t need surgery.Your Doctor of Physical Therapy can guide you through a treatment program specifically designed for your case to help decrease pain, improve range of motion, and return you to your back to full function. Give us a call Today, and let us help you avoid surgery!

To your health,

Dr. Luize Rossanez PT, DPT