Do I Need Surgery for My Torn Rotator Cuff? FPF Show Episode 17:

By dpope2020

January 21, 2022

Crossfit, dan pope, fitness pain free, full thickness, infraspinatus, orthopedic surgery, partial thickness, physical therapist, physical therapy, physiotherapist, physiotherapy, physiotutors, repair, rotator cuff, rotator cuff injury, rotator cuff surgery, rotator cuff tear, Sean Rockett, shoulder injury, Shoulder Pain, shoulder surgery, supraspinatus

In today's episode we go over "Do I Need Surgery for My Torn Rotator Cuff"? with orthopedic surgeon Dr. Sean Rockett:

  • 4:08 Does everyone REALLY have a rotator cuff tear?
  • 5:09 Is physical therapy effective for rotator cuff tears?
  • 5:46 What is the difference between a partial thickness rotator cuff tear and a full thickness rotator cuff tear?
  • 9:35 When should you do physical therapy and when should you do surgery?
  • 11:08 Do rotator cuff tears worsen over time?
  • 11:55 How often should you check in with a doctor to make sure the tear isn't growing?
  • 13:30 Is there a point where the rotator cuff can't be repaired?
  • 14:40 If you can't repair the rotator cuff anymore, what surgeries can be performed?
  • 18:00 What effect does age have on rotator cuff repairs?
  • 19:22 Acute on chronic tears

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