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I have had an ultra scan which shows I have a tear in the tendons,

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I have had an ultra scan which shows I have a tear in the tendons, what treatment can I expect and can it be rectified.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 3 years ago.

Dr. K. :

Hello, this is Dr K.. Answers are not medical advice and do not constitute a doctor/patient relationship. I look forward to helping you today.

Dr. K. :

Where is the tear, which tendon?

Customer:

In the left shoulder,I have to wait 10 days before I see the doctor, I was told today at the ultra scan because I asked the radiologist.

Dr. K. :

Have you had physical therapy and for how long?

Customer:

Yes on and off for 18 months

Dr. K. :

You will first want your Drs impression of how severe the tear is

Customer:

so what can I expect

Dr. K. :

If you have already had PT, your Dr may suggest surgery, its the only other option.

Dr. K. :

You need to be careful of too many steroid injections, which can weaken the tendon

Customer:

How will they mend the tear with surgery

Dr. K. :

No idea since I have no idea where the tear is or the extent of your injury. But here is a great link from Mayo clinic that explains the different treatments in an easy to understand manner.

Dr. K. :

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/rotator-cuff-injury/basics/treatment/con-20031421

Customer:

Thank You for your help,much appreciated.

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