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Having pain in the shoulder after having an accident. Chances of possible tear in the rotator cuff?

My husband received electric shock and thrown from a 10 ft ladder. His shoulder has been bothering him since the accident on 7/20. Could it be possible that he may have torn his rotator cuff from this? There is little to none range of motion and very limited to the height he can raise it. He is waiting on worker s comp to get him into a ortho.
Asked On : Fri, 10 Aug 2012
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high possibility of cuff tear especially if age is more than 45 but younger could have more of bony injuries like hairline cracks/fractures of greater or lesser tuberosity of shoulder or acromion .
in a post trauma setup go and get a shoulder xray at the earliest so as to avoid missing fractures which can become worse with delayed treatment .
if a cuff tear can be treated at leisure in am onths time also .
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