Rotator Cuff Disease Follow-up

Updated: Aug 30, 2018
  • Author: André Roy, MD, FRCPC; Chief Editor: Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA  more...
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Follow-up

Further Outpatient Care

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  • A follow-up visit should be scheduled 6-8 weeks following the initial evaluation. During this time period, prescribed tests should have been performed and results received. Effectiveness of the initial treatment should be assessed and, if necessary, modifications made.

  • Following visits depend on the responsiveness to the treatment. Recommend 2 months of follow-up visits until the condition has improved or stabilized.

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Deterrence

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  • No medication or homeopathic agent is known to prevent tendon degeneration.

  • Avoidance of highly repetitive activities or sustained shoulder posture with greater than 60° of flexion or abduction is probably the best prevention.

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Patient Education

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