My answer typically involves an explanation of some basics about rotator cuff tears:
I recently saw a patient who had undergone three previous shoulder surgeries over the course of four years by another surgeon. All of the surgeries were arthroscopic surgeries. Two of those surgeries were to fix the labrum. The patient had a type of labrum tear called a SLAP tear.
The patient was about 40 years old. My hunch was that she had a repair that never healed. The evidence Continue reading