Rotator Cuff Tear

The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons in your shoulder, attaching the upper arm to the shoulder blade. Your rotator cuff enables your shoulder to move in many different ways. 

Specialties that diagnose or treat this condition:

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Over time, wear and tear on the muscles and tendons can lead to inflammation, which can sometimes result in a rotator cuff tear. Symptoms of rotator cuff tear include pain, weakness of the shoulder muscles, and numbness or tingling that extends down your arm. Depending on the extent of the tear, surgery may be needed.

Our Approach

M Health Fairview physicians provide the most up-to-date, effective treatments for shoulder injuries. The care team at our Orthopaedic Clinic is dedicated to delivering excellent care, innovative research, and meaningful educational programs for all of our patients.

Treatments, Tests, and Procedures

Arthroscopic Surgery

Arthroscopy is a frequently used procedure by orthopedic surgeons to examine, diagnose, and treat disorders inside a joint. Arthroscopic surgery is an option for a number of medical conditions, including: achilles tendonitis, arthritis, bone fracture, heel spur, herniated disc, and more.
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Casting, Bracing, and Splinting

Injuries to bones often require immobilization through a cast, brace, or splint. Other reasons include genetic disorders, such as scoliosis, as well as surgeriews where an intervention is required in order for the affected area to heal properly.
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There may be other treatments, test, and procedures for this diagnosis, including:

  • Medical Management
  • Reverse Shoulder Replacement

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