Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Rotator Cuff Banner The moment you tear it is the moment to repair it

Decreased range of motion? Unable to move shoulder joint? The shoulder joint a stumbling block in your career? You can choose the right method whether it is a surgical or non-surgical depending on the severity of the pain.  
A Rotator cuff is a common injury often happens in sports like baseball or tennis or jobs like painting or cleaning windows.  It usually happens with wear and tear or repeats the same arm motion over and over. There are two types of rotator cuffs tears a partial and a complete.  The rotator cuff is made up of four muscles namely supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis and teres minor.These muscles help move and stabilize the shoulder joint so damage to any of these muscles and the ligaments that attach these muscles to the bones can occur because of acute injury, chronic overuse or gradual aging. 

Symptoms of rotator cuff tear

  • Deep ache in the shoulder
  • Disturb sleep when lying on the affected shoulder
  • Arm weakness 
  • Difficulty to reach behind the back
  • Severe pain while resting, lifting or lowering arms especially at night
  • Limited movement
  • Swelling
  • Stiffness and crepitus sensation in the shoulder.    
  • Catching
  • Locking 

Causes of rotator cuff tear

Acute tear –It is due to fall down on outstretched arm or lift something too heavy with a jerking motion 
De-generative tear-Age, repetitive stress, lack of blood supply and bone spurs are the causes of degenerative tear

Diagnosis of rotator cuff tear

The diagnosis is done with a history of the injury, physical examination, MRI, ultrasound, and x-rays
Factors Affected
  1. Age
  2. Certain sports
  3. Family History
  4. Construction jobs

How to prevent rotator cuff tear?

Shoulder stretches and strengthening exercises will help
Strengthen the muscles in the back of the shoulder and around the shoulder blade to optimize shoulder muscle balance.
Treatment 
Non-surgical treatment includes rest, activity modification, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication, strengthening exercises, physical therapy and steroid injection.

Surgical Treatment 


If the pain and symptoms persist then doctor suggests for surgery. The surgery includes reattaching the tendon to the head of the humerus (upper arm bone).  Some other non-invasive surgical methods are also available; they are open repair, arthroscopic repair, and mini-open repair.  

Pain Management and Rehabilitation

Medications are prescribed to reduce pain.  Rehabilitation program plays a crucial role in regaining shoulder strength and motion.  Immobilization, passive and active exercises are coming under rehab program.

The best quality treatment is provided by Kasturi Multispeciality Hospital according to patient needs.  Dr. Sushanth is the orthocare physician known for his skill and experience.  All treatments including diagnostic and laboratory facilities are under one roof according to the convenience of patients.  The hospital is known for rotator cuff treatment.


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