Rotator Cuff Tears and Repair
Rotator Cuff Tears and Repair in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Margate, FL
Shoulder injuries are very common as it is the most mobile joint of the body with a very complex structure made up of many different parts that work together. One of the most common injuries to the shoulder is a rotator cuff tear.
A traumatic injury or deterioration seems to be the main cause of rotator cuff tears, however, in young athletes, high-energy injuries to the rotator cuff are associated with throwing or overhead sporting activities, such as volleyball.
Rotator Cuff Tear Treatment
Non-Surgical Therapy Treatment for Rotator Cuff Tear
- Strengthening of the rotator cuff tendons
- Stretching and regaining lost motion caused by pain and inflammation
- Anti-inflammatory medication, such as ibuprofen, can be used to help reduce pain and swelling
Surgical Treatment for Rotator Cuff Tear
Although not all rotator cuff tears require surgery for treatment, many young athletes seek surgery to help regain strength and motion after physical therapy. Sometimes the severity of the tear or the location plays a role in the success of physical therapy for this kind of injury. Open incision and arthroscopic procedures are available to repair the shoulder injury, and the recovery time depends on the severity of the injury and which method is used for the repair. Full recovery can take more than 6 months and includes a strict therapy program.