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Comparative Effectiveness of Nonoperative and Operative Treatments for Rotator Cuff Tears
Authors: Charles A. Reitman, M.D.
What To Discuss With Your Patients
Whether or not the symptoms of their rotator cuff (RC) tear can be addressed by nonoperative or operative interventions or both, and their values and preferences regarding these options.The patient’s role in adhering to a therapeutic plan whether it is nonoperative or operative, as well as in postoperative rehabilitation.The types of surgery available if surgery is needed. How postoperative rehabilitation will affect their overall clinical outcomes.How long it may take before they will be able to return to their normal daily activities, depending on the required intervention.Any other medical conditions or concerns they may have that will influence the decision to address the RC tear with nonoperative or operative interventions or both.
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