Rotator Cuff Tear Treatment Singapore

Rotator Cuff Tear Treatment Singapore? ONE common cause of pain on our shoulder is injury or rending of the shoulder rotator tendon. Shoulder rotator involve four muscles that form a cuff on the circumference of the head portion of bone arm (humerus).

Supraspinatus muscle is the muscle that attaches to the top of the shoulder, subscapularis muscle (on the front of the shoulder), infraspinatus muscle and minor muscles attached terrace at the back of the shoulder.

Rotator tendon veins covered by exchange tissue to protect it from the bone surface during gliding. Shoulder joint is a ball-shaped socket and formed from the glenoid bone (socket) and the humerus bone.

Compared to other joints in the body, the shoulder joint is the only joint that can move in a 360 degree rotation.

This shoulder rotator cuff that help us move our arm in a circle as when swimming, throwing the ball, crossed the lifting head and while wearing the jacket.

One of the supraspinatus muscle is the muscle that is positioned on the shoulder very vulnerable to injury because of its position between the acromion bone and humerus bone head.

These injuries can cause inflammation of the supraspinatus tendon (tendonitis) or inflammation of the lining of the exchange (bursitis).

Cuff torn tendon can also cause a condition called shoulder syndrome pressed, a condition in which the veins tendon bone pinned between the acromion and humerus bone head movement when lifting the arm to shoulder level. This causes shoulder pain and shoulder joint movements to be limited.

Rotator Cuff Tear Treatment Singapore

Rotator Cuff Tear

What Causes Rotator Cuff Tear And Who Is At Risk?

Shoulder injury can occur torn tendon partially or completely torn. The older we are, the quality of tendon tissue will also deteriorate, causing tendon become weak and easily torn.

The act of lifting heavy things over and over and sports activities that require movement of the hand above the head like playing badminton can also cause a torn rotator tendon.

Shoulder injury can also torn tendon when we fell with arms straight out or knocked down or hit a strong shoulder to something hard.

If badly torn rotator tendon and long abandoned and shoulder joints no longer function normally until the form of osteoarthritis, this condition is known as the ‘rotator cuff arthropathy’.

What Symptoms Of Rotator Cuff Tear?

Often patients who suffer a torn rotator tendon problems may complain of pain in the upper and outer shoulder. Pain can also be creeping down on the arm.

Pain will worsen if the patient who is sick of hands on and straighten it or when the arm is lowered down after lifting it straight past the back of the head.

Ordinary acts such as wearing clothes and combing the hair can cause pain until the patient is difficult to manage yourself.

Shoulder pain may be worsening at night until the patient difficult to sleep or not enough sleep because of a very strong shoulder pain is causing them awake at midnight.

Patients also complain of weak shoulders and hard chores. Sometimes patients complain of shoulder joints produce sound ‘explode’ when they move the shoulder.

Patients often have a very strong shoulder pain when there is an injury and pain often decreases after a few weeks.

In some cases, patients do not feel pain in the shoulder during a normal movement but will only feel pain if they raise their hands behind the head pass.

How our shoulder specialist Singapore diagnose for Rotator Cuff tear treatment Singapore?

Our shoulder specialist Singapore diagnose for Rotator Cuff tear treatment Singapore will take the history associated symptoms; perform clinical examination of the shoulder pain and also in the surrounding parts of the body.

After the clinical examination, doctor ordered patients to undergoing x-ray tests on the shoulder in three ways. To complete the study, doctors often suggest resonance imaging scan (MRI) of the shoulder performed to identify the type of injury, whether the shoulder rotator tendon partially or completely torn.

For the initial stage of treatment, doctors often recommend a conservative treatment with rest an injured shoulder,  hot compresses or cold (depending on the injury) and pain relievers and anti-inflammatory.

Additionally patients applied a splint to rest the injured shoulder. Doctors may refer patients to specialist physiotherapy to do exercises to strengthen the shoulder rotator muscles and improve mobility and function of the shoulder joint.

Surgery will be recommended to patients if conservative treatment fails to eliminate or reduce the symptoms of pain in the shoulder. Surgery can generally be done either arthroscopic or open surgery or conventional by giving general anesthesia.

Patients are not aware and do not feel pain during the surgery. The aim of surgery is to treat a torn rotator tendon so it can heal and function as usual.

Arthroscopic surgery is a less invasive surgery where through a small puncture in the skin, a camera is inserted into the shoulder joint to help surgeons see directly into the shoulder joint, identifying the rotator tendon injury, the next repair a torn tendon using suture implants.

Benefits of arthroscopic or open surgery is very small surgical cuts and even less pain after surgery, heal faster and the rehabilitation or restoration process can be expedited. This can reduce the risk of shoulder joint becomes stiff.

If the shoulder joint is damaged as in osteoarthritis, a doctor may recommend joint replacement surgery to reverse joint prosthesis.

After surgery, patients must undergo a rigorous process of rehabilitation or restoration under the supervision of a physiotherapist to surgical wound is fully healed and back shoulder joint function as the original.

Failure patients undergoing rehabilitation can cause joint function dissected into limited and rigid. In this situation the patient does not get the full benefit from the surgery.

But the success of the surgery depends on many factors such as patient’s age, overall health condition of the patient, the degree of rotator tendon injury and the patient’s ability to follow physical therapy.

Need Consultation?  Please contact us by calling (65) 6476 2106 or Schedule an Appointment here on our website. Our professional  orthopaedic specialist, Dr. Kevin Yip, has more than 20 years experience. Be assured that you will be receiving professional treatments that suit your needs. Consultations are covered by most insurance.

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