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When a Rotator Cuff Injury or Tear Requires Surgery


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2/5/2011
Jason Schultz
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If you were recently hurt in a Georgia car accident and suffered a serious rotator cuff injury or rotator cuff tear you may require surgery. Although in the far majority of cases, a rotator cuff injury or a rotator cuff tear doesn't require surgery, if you were involved in a serious accident and are experiencing severe symptoms you should seek medical attention.

If your rotator cuff injury or rotator cuff tear is the result of a Georgia car accident that someone else caused, you may want to also consider contacting a Peachtree city car accident lawyer to help you file a personal injury claim to recover damages for the costs of your injury. 

Surgery for a rotator cuff injury or rotator cuff tear is usually a ‘last resort' after other treatments have failed. Typical non-surgical treatments for rotator cuff tears include: 

  • ant-inflammatory medications;
  • physical therapy; or possibly
  • cortisone Injection(s).  


If after several months you are still experiencing severe symptoms your doctor may recommend surgery. Generally, surgery is delayed for patients with minor symptoms in the hope that non-surgical treatments will be successful. If your pain is more constant and makes simple and vital activities difficult (such as work around the house, getting dressed, etc.), or making it impossible to sleep, it will be more likely that your doctor will recommend surgery.

The need for surgery also depends on the type and size of the tear, as larger tears may benefit from earlier surgical intervention and your doctor may recommend surgery as a way to prevent long term damage.

In either case, when someone else's negligence causes your injuries, you shouldn't have to shoulder the financial burden. To find out more about your options, you'll want to consult with a Peachtree City car accident lawyer.

Contacting a Peachtree City Accident Lawyer

A rotator cuff injury can be a serious affair with significant medical costs. As the victim of a Georgia accident, you have rights that the insurance companies cannot ignore. While they have a team of lawyers working on their side, shouldn't you have experienced legal representation fighting for your best interests? Before accepting any settlement offer, contact the Law Offices of Jason Schultz to schedule a FREE consultation on your case - 404-474-0804.



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