Different treatments are appropriate depending on the type of tear you have, how much it affects you, and your needs and goals. Depending on the tear type and your symptoms, nonoperative treatment (including medications and physical therapy) may be all that is needed. If so, our excellent physical therapists will help you feel better.
In other cases, your shoulder may require surgery. Depending on the extent of the tear, a repair of your tendon may be possible. This type of surgery can be performed arthroscopically on an outpatient basis. More extensive tears may require a particular type of shoulder replacement.
No matter the surgery needed, our skilled sports medicine shoulder surgeons are proficient in the latest and most effective techniques. You will need physical therapy after surgery, so our surgeons and physical therapists will work together to get you and your shoulder feeling great again.
If you think you have a rotator cuff tear, don’t wait to get the help you need. To schedule your examination with a rotator cuff specialist, call Town Center Orthopaedics any time at (703) 435-6604, or book online today.