Treatment Options for a Rotator Cuff Tear
Depending upon the classification of the tear, nonsurgical treatment options may be used to reduce pain and inflammation and strengthen the shoulder.
These can include:
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
- Physical therapy
- Cortisone Injections
In other cases, your OrthoNeuro specialist may recommend surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff using a procedure known as arthroscopic rotator cuff repair if non-surgical treatments have not provided pain relief.
This procedure uses two small incisions as well as a surgical camera and small surgical instruments to repair the damaged tendon and reattach it to its correct position in the shoulder.