Shoulder pain plus a rotator cuff tear means you need surgery – right? “Nonoperative treatment is an effective

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Shoulder pain plus a rotator cuff tear means you need surgery – right?

“Nonoperative treatment is an effective and lasting option for many patients with a chronic, full-thickness rotator cuff tear. While some clinicians may argue that nonoperative treatment delays inevitable surgical repair, our study shows that patients can do very well over time.”

& with less RISK

Link: https://www.jshoulderelbow.org/article/S1058-2746(17)30669-9/fulltext

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