Shoulder tear surgery is effective at repairing tears when they are large or complete, when they are recent or when they do not arise from chronic rotator cuff problems, according to Medline Plus. The surgical approach t... More »

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The outcome of an unrepaired labrum tear in the shoulder depends on the severity of the damage to the cartilage. If the injury is not severe, activity restrictions and physical therapy are often used before minor surgery... More »

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Open repair, mini-open repair and all-arthroscopic repair are surgical options available to treat rotator cuff tears, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. The type of repair depends on the severity ... More »

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A superior labral tear, also known as a shoulder SLAP tear, occurs when the labrum, a ring of tissue around the shoulder that keeps the arm in the socket, tears. The injury usually occurs either from a fall on the should... More »

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Non-surgical recovery times for labral tears of the shoulder can take up to several months. Non-surgical treatments for SLAP tears, a common type of labral tear, requires rest and anti-inflammatory medications, followed ... More »

Aortic tears are repaired by replacing the damaged area of the aorta with an artificial graft during surgery, reports MedicineNet.com. Damage extending to the aortic valve often requires the valve to be surgically repair... More »

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First degree perineal tears will typically heal within a few weeks' time, according to Mayo Clinic. Since first degree vaginal tears are the least severe, they tend to heal quicker and easier than second, third or fourth... More »

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