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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   My husband has two torn rotator cuffs. Do they do surgery on both at the same time or close together?
Doctor :   it depends on the severity of injury
User :   Thank you for your answer.
Doctor :   did the orthopedician suggest surgery
Doctor :   many rotator cuff tears do not need surgery,
Doctor :   the initial treatment is usually with conservative measures. While the size of the tear may not change with conservative treatment, the symptoms often diminish
Doctor :   In some cases, usually a traumatic rotator cuff tear in a younger patient, early surgery will be recommended. However, the standard treatment of a rotator cuff tear is to start with conservative measures.
Doctor :   Surgery is also considered in patients who have tried conservative treatment, and still have difficulty with their shoulder.
User :   He had two surgerys on the right so far and has torn the left. Had an MRI today. I saw the pictures. Need to have them done this year. Out of pocket met. Horrible insurance. Can't start over next year.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   as i told you
Doctor :   if the conservative measure have failed
Doctor :   surgery is the option
Doctor :   he needs to take
Doctor :   depends on the patient and doctor who is treating
Doctor :   usually one at a time
Doctor :   arthroscopic repair can be done
Doctor :   This is a more recent development in treatment of rotator cuff tears, and not all types of tears can be treated by this method

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