Surgeons navigate options for massive rotator cuff tears

A lot of the time, patients, despite the fact that they have a similar looking MRI, can have vastly different symptoms and that can make [treatment] tricky because it is more based on your physical examination, your history, as opposed to the imaging,” Lawrence V. Gulotta, MD, chief of the shoulder and elbow division of the Sports Medicine Institute at Hospital for Special Surgery, said. “So there may be a little bit more subjective evidence that you need to go on as opposed to the radiology objective evidence you can go on.

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