Rotator Cuff

Partial rotator cuff tear – Do you really need a surgery?

Ross Hauser, MD, Danielle R. Steilen-Matias, MMS, PA-C Partial rotator cuff tear – Do you really need surgery? Do you even want one? Many people have very successful shoulder surgeries. In part what made their surgeries successful was they had the time and resources for a good post-surgical recovery. They […]

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Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy: Comparing physical therapy, injections, and surgical options

Ross A. Hauser, MD; Danielle R. Steilen-Matias, MMS, PA-C Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy You are most likely on this page because you are an athlete or someone with a physically demanding line of work who has continued weakness and pain in your shoulder. This pain is greatly impacting your ability to […]

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Shoulder impingement syndrome decompression surgery – What are your alternatives?

Ross Hauser, MD Article summary After a more powerful and perhaps prolonged anti-inflammatory regimen and ultimately a cortisone injection, you find yourself with maybe a little improvement. My shoulder impingement syndrome conservative care treatments sent me to shoulder replacement. I was injured at work, the doctors discovered an impingement. Maybe […]

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Treatment options for Failed Rotator Cuff Surgery

Ross A. Hauser, MD; Danielle R. Steilen-Matias, MMS, PA-C Treatment options for Failed Rotator Cuff Surgery There are many people who have had very successful rotator cuff repair surgeries. These are typically not the people that we see in our office. We see the people after surgery who have been […]

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Alternatives to Rotator Cuff Tear Surgery – The evidence for non-surgical options

Ross Hauser, MD., Danielle R. Steilen-Matias, MMS, PA-C Alternatives to Rotator Cuff Tear Surgery This article will present the latest research on surgery for complete or full-thickness rotator cuff tears. If you have been diagnosed with a partial rotator cuff tear, please see our companion article for discussions of partial rotator […]

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