When is surgery considered for the treatment of supraspinatus tendonitis?

Updated: Dec 04, 2017
  • Author: Thomas M DeBerardino, MD; Chief Editor: Sherwin SW Ho, MD  more...
  • Print

In general, conservative measures are continued for at least 3-6 months or longer if the patient is improving, which is usually the case in 60-90% of patients. If the patient remains significantly disabled and has no improvement after 3 months of conservative treatment, the clinician must perform a more extensive diagnostic workup, reconsider other etiologies, or refer the patient for surgical evaluation.

Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!