Rotator cuff tears are usually classified into two groups and the treatment for your injury may be based on the severity of the tear as well as your unique lifestyle.
Partial thickness tear. One or more tendons within the rotator cuff have been damaged but are not completely torn.
Full thickness tear. One or more tendons within the rotator cuff are torn completely from their attachment to the bone.
Patients who sustain rotator cuff tears may experience any combination of the following symptoms:
- Pain in the form of a deep ache
- Difficulty rotating and/or lifting the arm
- Pain that is often worse at night
If you are experiencing symptoms of a rotator cuff tear, it is best to make an appointment with one of the Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeons at OrthoNeuro as soon as possible.
Delaying treatment may cause the tear and its symptoms to become worse.