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Rotator Cuff Injury, Can This Be Fatal? - Dr. Rockwood, Jr. (VIDEO)

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Dr. Rockwood, Jr. explains if a rotator cuff injury is a fatal diagnosis.

Dr. Rockwood, Jr.:
The only way a rotator cuff could be fatal is if the patient did not respond to conservative treatment. They had to go to surgery and something happened during surgery such as a pulmonary embolism or a cardiac arrest, but rotator cuff itself, no.

About Dr. Rockwood, Jr., M.D.:
Charles A. Rockwood, Jr., M.D., continues to perform complex shoulder surgery in his private practice, and as a consultant, lends his expertise to other orthopaedic surgeons throughout the country. Dr. Rockwood has authored numerous journal articles and audiovisual presentations and has served as editor of several textbooks.

Visit Dr. Rockwood, Jr. at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

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