Posts Tagged 'rotator cuff tear'

Should I Have Surgery for My Rotator Cuff Tear?

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Shoulder pain is one of the most common reasons that people come to see me in my office.  While many of the causes of shoulder pain are simply related to overuse or inflammation, some are more significant and are a result of tearing of the rotator cuff.  The likelihood that your shoulder pain comes from a tear in ...

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Do Sports Medicine Specialists Order Too Many MRIs?

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On Saturday, the New York Times ran an article called “Sports Medicine Said to Overuse MRIs.”  The author of the article and several quoted orthopaedists claim that the field’s reliance on MRIs has crossed the line from appropriate use to overuse.  In fact, the article claims that MRIs are “given to almost every injured athlete or casual exerciser.”   If this claim ...

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