Specialized Rotator Cuff Tear Treatment in Louisville, KY
Rotator cuff tear treatment is one of our specialties at Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic—an independently owned orthopedic and sports medicine practice that has faithfully served the Louisville, Kentucky, community since 1974. Our team includes board-certified specialists who routinely treat rotator cuff injuries, utilizing the latest advances in minimally invasive techniques to help patients return to the activities they enjoy as quickly and safely as possible.
What Does Rotator Cuff Tear Treatment Involve?
Each patient’s ideal course of rotator cuff tear treatment will vary according to the specifics of his or her condition, such as what caused the injury and the extent of the tear. Generally speaking, treatment focuses on improving arm function and reducing pain, either through conservative techniques or surgical care.
A few of the most common treatment approaches for rotator cuff injuries include:
- Periodic rest
- Avoiding activities that place strain on the shoulder
- Physical therapy
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs)
- Anti-inflammatory injection therapy
Surgical treatment to repair a rotator cuff tear may be considered for individuals who:
- Do not respond to conservative methods
- Play a sport
- Have disruptive symptoms that last longer than six months
- Have a large rotator cuff tear
- Experience significant loss of arm strength or function
We’re Ready to Assist You
Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic’s orthopedic and sports medicine specialists are here to walk you through your rotator cuff tear treatment options and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today! We offer appointments at our locations in Louisville and New Albany. Our team looks forward to speaking with you.