Re: Supraspinatus bursa tear - what does it mean?

There is not a supraspinatus bursa, but there is a subacromial bursa. Are you sure it did'nt say that you had a supraspinaturs tear? There is a bursa, or a fluid filled sac that reduces the friction of the supraspinatus tendon as you raise and lower your arm. The bursa can get inflammed for many different reasons. If you have a 50% suprospinatus tear that means you have a rotator cuff tear. Many people do well with partial tears, but they need to strengthen all the other rotator cuff muscles (there are 4 of them). Ask your doc if you can have physical therapy for both strengenthing and pain releiving modalities and perhaps to look at your posture and maybe your position when you sit at a desk or other activites during your day.

Posted By Mary E PT on February 19, 2010 at 22:18:36:

In Reply to: Supraspinatus bursa tear - what does it mean? posted by Therese on February 18, 2010 at 23:44:46:

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