Rotator Cuff

The rotator cuff (often mistakenly called rotator cup or rotary cuff) is a group of four tendons, and their muscles, that stabilize the shoulder joint and move the arm. Tendons are tough bands of connective tissue that attach the end of a muscle to a bone. A torn rotator cuff is a common sports injury. In most cases it is the tendons that are torn. Some shoulder pain is just from overuse or strain causing inflammation of the tendons (tendonitis).

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What are the Ten Most Painful Operations?

In my experience Heart bypass involving splitting of the sternun & rotator cuff repair sugery are two of the worst. Much worse then fractures of limbs or torn leg muscles.

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What treatment should you give an injured rotator cuff?

Give the shoulder a rest, alternate with ice and heat. Strengthening the muscle around the rotator cuff will relieve the load of movement. Low level laser has also been shown to be effective. Treatment of injured shoulder rotator cuff: If injury is less than 72 hours then local cold pack and Aleve or Advil by mouth. If one can not raise the arm fully then may need to see an orthopedist. Initial treatment is physicl therapy- i.e. to move arm and shoulder to fullest ability and strenghthen the muscles. If Physical therapy does not cure and one can not move arm then a surgery to repair the torn rotator cuff is advised. This may not be a DIY project. What I've done with tremendous success is using a mixture of sheep dip, orange tang, and Vick's vapor rub. The high acidity of the tang mixed with the mentholate and dung has a mysterious pain relieving effect. It has not been medically proven, but over 90% of people who try this process report astounding results. Answer: Rotator Cuff injuries are very common injuries and can persist for years unless treatment is properly addressed. Anyone who has had one will tell you that they are incredibly painful and very hard to heal. The rotator cuff is used to describe four muscle groups in the shoulder area. This muscle group helps to stabilize the joint in the shoulder when the upper arm moves. Once one or more of the rotator cuff muscles are injured it becomes very difficult to recover 100%. It is almost impossible to keep from re-straining the muscles because even in a sling our shoulder can still move. It's just not possible to stop everything and rest the injury properly. Everyone has demands that make them keep going and in the process we prevent the rotator cuff from healing. What ends up happening is we continually reinjure the shoulder through our daily activities. Treatments: Ultrasound and/or Radiant Energy treatments dramatically increase the blood flow and reduce inflammation constant motion is what keeps the blood flowing through that area Cold compression wraps are highly effective at both reducing inflammation and preventing its return in between therapeutic treatments.

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How long is recovery from rotator cuff surgery?

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I fell in Target. Should I receive compensation?

If you were hurt and received medical seervices these should be compensated if the fall was the fault of the store. Also if you suffered long term or permanant medical issues. Although most companies will pay something if you fall on their property there is also the question of whether this fall could have taken place anywhere -- was it the fault of the company or was it a common fall as individuals do everywhere -- such as a persons ankle giving out -- this is not the fault of the company. The more a company pays out for accidents whether valid or fraudulent the more likely the customer will pay in the end through pricing or cut customer service.

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What is difference between rotator cuff and rotator cup?

The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles, whose combined mission is to keep the shoulder in its socket. A rotator "cup" doesn't exist in the world of anatomy. Perhaps you heard it from someone who mispronounced after not hearing clearly.

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What is a torn rotator cuff?

The rotator cuff is a group of tendons and their related muscles that helps keep the upper arm bone securely placed, or seated, into the socket of the shoulder blade. Rotator cuff disorders are usually caused by a combination of factors, such as normal wear and tear. Age-related degeneration slowly damages the rotator cuff, causing one or more tendons to rub against the bones (impingement). Partial or complete tears to the rotator cuff tendon are more likely to occur when the rotator cuff is already scarred, weakened, or damaged. A complete rotator cuff tear in a person with an otherwise healthy shoulder is most often caused by an extremely forceful injury. PAINPAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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How many weeks does VWC pay an injuried party for a torn rotator cuff and shoulder impinge syndrome23?

Generally Workers Comp or DI coverage pays until the injury no longer prevents you from returning to work.

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Rotator tendonitis exercises?

if i would be you, i would go first for physical therapy. they can help you do to the exerice in the right way. and then you can ask them to give you some home exericise. if i would be you, i would go first for physical therapy. they can help you do to the exerice in the right way. and then you can ask them to give you some home exericise.

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Where is the rotator cuff located?

It is the bone at the top of your shoulder. Where the arm meets the torso.

To be a little more specific, the rotator cuff is not a bone, but actually four muscles (the Teres Minor, the Infraspinatus, the Supraspinatus and the Subscapularis if you want to know specifics) that get their name because they help rotate the arm and provide stability for the shoulder.

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What is the payout for rotator cuff tear?

what is the payout for roator cuff tear

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What compensation should you receive for a scar?

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  • The amount of compensation for injuries such as a scar are completely within of the jury hearing the case (or the judge in a nonjury trial). I can depend on many factors, such as the size and location of the scar. As an example, the scar on the face of aHollywood actor might be worth a lot more than the scar on the hand of a construction worker.
  • In the UK there are many different variables which determine how much compensation you should receive which include: where the scar is located on you body (visible scars attract more compensation), your sex (women receive more for scarring than men), your age (the younger you are the more you receive) and most importantly the size and severity of the scar. The types of scar that attract the most amount of compensation are those on the face. See the related links for examples of amounts of facial scarring compensation.
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How does your arm feel if your rotator cuff is torn or damaged?

Shoulder pain - from mild to horrible, with decreased strength, decreased range of motion, etc. See your doctor for Xrays, then get referred to an orthopedic surgeon if symptoms persist.

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When you have a lumpectomy do they put you to sleep during the surgery?

I am having one done tomorrow and yes my doctor is putting me under general anesthesia It's not really general anethesia. It's sedation. You are put to sleep but they do not put a tube in your throat. YOu'll get a needle in your arm and you'll be off to sleep for a while!

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How do you know if you tore your rotator cuff?

The best way of course is with an MRI,but at around $800...it's not done initially unless you are a pro football player I guess.

The mechanism of injury ..how you hurt it is important. how old you are >45 y.o have more tears than 20 y.o.

Stretch your arms out to your side with thumbs pointing down,and bring your arms in about 30 degrees,now have someone push down on your wrist,and you try and resist..if you have pain and or weakness you could have a tear. Also if you are having limited range of motion of your shoulder.

You can try ice advil etc..for a few wks .if not better go see a doctor.

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How much of a settlement are you entitled to for 2 rotator cuff surgeries?

I honestly can't give you a dollar amount figure, but your settlement amount should be based on the "amount of disability rating" you received from a rehab. evaluation clinic or doctor. In other words before your incident, if you were in perfectly good health your "ability rating" (whether for shoulder or back etc.) would be 100%. Now you have had your surgery/sugeries, you will be eventually sent to a rehab. / physical ability evaluation center. They will put you through an exhaustive battery of physical tests to "measure" and record your present physical ability. As a result of these physical tests if they determine your shoulder / rotator cuff ability has been reduced by 20%, your rating is "20% loss of use" disability. This "rating" equates to a dollar amount that is also tied to the rate you were being paid before the "incident occurred". This amount is calculated by some formula that Workman's Comp. has assigned to each body part, factored by your "disability rating". A personal note: The "amount of disability rating" I, was given according to the Workman's Comp. doctors and their evaluation center was "10% loss of use of my back", their formula said that equated to a $18,000.00 settlement. I eventually hired an attorney he had me evaluated by another doctor, my rating from this doctor was "20% loss of use of my back" and my final settlement with the international company was for $64,000.00. One of the areas this law firm specialized in, was in Workman's Comp. cases.

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How long do you wear a sling after rotator cuff surgery?

Wear your sling until your doctor says ok to remove it. Usually about six weeks!

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What is the largest rotator cuff muscle?

The largest Rotated Cuff Muscle is in the top of the shoulder and holds your tendons and muscles to the bone, symptons are not being able to lift your arm up above your head without severe pain, Clinical terminology is rotated Cuff Syndrome

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Are the stalagtite-looking calcium build-ups on the walls of the pool due to not enough calcium or too much calcium in the water?

The following factors combined determine whether water is 'corrosive' (etching of plaster) or 'scale forming' (nodules, scale on walls). pH, Total Alkalinity, calcium hardness, TDS (totally dissolved solids) and water temperature.

These items are a result of improper water balance. One could generalize and say that there is too much calcium in the pool/spa. However it is possible that the calcium level is ok and the pH or total alkalinity is out of balance with the same result. The water must be balanced and this requires monitoring and controlling the following items:

pH, total alkalinity, calcium harness, total dissolved solids and temperature. Once we have all of these test kit reading then we can perform a calculation to see where the water is currently at and what adjustments are needed to get the water balance corrected.

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What helps if you have inflammation in your rotator cup and can't take aspirin and don't want cortizone?

two words: ice cup. Take a small dixie cup fill it 3/4 full and freeze. Unwrap the cup so the ice is exposed, and in small circular motion go from the front of the shoulder to the top where you feel the pointy bone. This may not be has effective as aspirin but it helps. Do the massage for a minimum of 10 minutes no longer than 20 minutes. Do it 2 to 4 times a day. by the way, this is not fun. It will Hurt and burn in the begining. Keep it up until the shoulder is numb and red. It gets a little easier as you get use to it. Good luck and I hope you feel better.

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What is an average settlement amount for torn rotator cuff and labral tear?

I recently settled for $100,000 policy limits underlying and $62,500 UM, + $10,000 limits medpay.

Surgery and other medical specials were about $50,000

One injured party

100% Liability

Accident occurred in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana

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Is surgery or therapy necessary for a small tear in rotator cuff?

If you have a tear than yes you may need to have surgery. The longer that it is put off the worse the condition can get. If it is a pulled muscle then no but with a tear yes... It could turn into something more serious if it is avoided...

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What kind of clothes work best when recovering from rotator cuff surgery?

You really cannot lift your arm very high for several weeks after the surgery, so you'll need to improvise some shirts. What I did was buy several "bargain" t-shirts that were one size bigger than I usually wear and cut from the sleeve down to the bottom of the shirt on the side that I had my surgery. I then bought some velcro fasteners and ironed them on so that I could close up the tear. When I would put it on, I just undid the velcro, draped it over the shoulder and refastened the velcro. I would say it was 6 weeks before I could lift my arm high enough to wear "normal" clothing again.

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What is the average recovery time for rotator cuff repair and distal clavicle resection surgery?

  1. Recovery from a rotator cuff injury happens in phases. The first phase would be to immobilize the tendon to allow it to start healing on its own. The patient will be in an arm sling for approximately 3 to 4 weeks. A physical therapist is required to assist the patient in moving the arm and restore range of motion. Patients are not allowed to move the arm on their own for the first 4 to 6 weeks, so they will not endanger the repair.
  2. After 3 months following rotator cuff surgery, most patients will be able to lift 5 to 10 lbs. over their head and can initiate strengthening exercises on their own. It is imperative to continue moving the arm so that the shoulder does not get stiff. By 6 months after surgery, most patients regain approximately 75 to 80 percent of their strength back. Full recovery from rotator cuff surgery can take anywhere from 6 to 12 months, depending on the patient. A study of rotator cuff surgery recovery published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, issue 1, in 2008 showed continued strength gains 2 years after rotator cuff surgery.
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Surgery on a torn rotator cuff?

4 mos

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What is cost of rotator cuff repair?

I just had my rotator cuff repaired and was informed that the general cost of the surgery and follow up care would be in the range of 25,000.00 all in. I should qualify this by saying that I did go to one of the top centers in the country located in Los Angeles. I am not sure if this effects the cost, but I was more than willing to pay my share and wanted the best care available.

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