Rotator cuff tear is the most common problem especially after the age of 40 years. It happens to one in 5 people after this age.Rotator cuff tear repair is the second most common orthopedic procedure performed across the world. In the case of rotator cuff tear, your shoulder is at stake. Slowly, the shoulder will stop moving. The fat will start to collect in the shoulder joints. Reverse shoulder replacement may be the treatment. It would be better if we diagnose it as early as possible.
Rotator Cuff Tear : What happens when it is Neglected?
There are 9 stages of rotator cuff tear. It starts with the impingement. First stage is of bursitis, ie., inflammation of bursa. If neglected, then, one tendon will tear off. Slowly tear size starts increasing. As soon as more than 2.5 tendons get tear off, the shoulders stop moving. This condition is also known as pseudoparalysis.
In the case of bursitis, only medications, steroid injection and some exercises are prescribed by the doctor. If the bones have started growing, then patients face problems in lifting their hands. That spur is cleaned by the doctors and the impingement gets cleared off. Telescopes are used to join the torn rotator cuff to the bones.
Rotator Cuff Tear and Its Early Signs and Symptoms
The early sign of rotator cuff tendon is pain at certain angles. In this, movement does not get affected. As soon as the shoulder goes at 90°, you will feel pain in the case of rotator cuff disease. It starts with impingement, weakness and gradually you are not able to perform overhead actions