5 Signs of a Torn Rotator Cuff
posted by Michael Carlson, MD | April 19, 2016
The most common non-surgical options I advise for tears include:
I recommend surgery if you’re in sports, have a large tear, do overhead work or still have pain or weakness after several months. Several types of repairs are available, depending on whether there’s a partial or full-thickness tear.
If you have signs of a tear, you need an evaluation by a doctor who specializes in orthopedics. Many of my patients are young athletes with fast-paced lives. As a skiing and golf enthusiast, I understand the desire to resume your activities. I have considerable training in minimally invasive procedures and like to begin with conservative treatment.
Take a moment to call my office today to schedule a consultation. It’s the first step toward compassionate, patient-centered care and the active life you want to lead again.
Orthopedics is rewarding for me because it allows me to help patients with injuries and get them back into action quickly. My classes in anatomy initially sparked my interest in medicine and also led me to choose orthopedics as a specialty. I love meeting people of all ages in my practice—I see kids, athletes, adults and retirees. I enjoy being able to understand people’s unique situations and trying to help them recover.
Call (801) 373-7350 today to schedule an appointment with me!
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. You should always consult your doctor before making decisions about your health.
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