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Rotator Cuff Injury (cont.)

Rotator Cuff Injury Prognosis

  • Depending on the age of the person and the extent of the injury, nonsurgical treatment is reported to have a success rate of 40% to 90%.
  • Older people may have a much longer time to complete recovery.
  • Those patients undergoing surgical repair have a high rate of recovery. One study found 94% of the people were satisfied after surgery with lasting relief of pain and improved function. Results depend upon the extent of the injury. Patients with large rotator cuff tears fare less well.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/27/2014

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