Surgery vs Rotatoreliever
Rotatoreliever vs Physical Therapy vs Surgery
Why is the Rotatoreliever better than PT or surgery? First, look at the data. Our study showed significant improvement in pain and function over a one-month period. This study was presented at the American College of Sports Medicine and subsequently published. Our customer feedback and satisfaction confirms the outcomes. We have less than 2% return rate on a no questions asked money back guarantee. We are pleased when we frequently hear stories that our product completely relieved the pain. Occasionally customers relate how a year or two later a twinge of the pain came back and they used our product for a week and were back to their old self. Yeah!!!! we have a lifelong solution that will keep you pain free.
Physical therapy is great, in general, but for so many people does not work well for the shoulder. The research is consistent with what most doctors will tell you about physical therapy. The PT works for a while, but the pain comes back. The problem is relentless unless the underlying causes of shoulder pain are addressed. The following sad situation is all too common: I have failed physical therapy, anti-inflammatories do not work, I guess surgery is my only option.
In regards to surgery, there is an interesting study that came out of Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit that used new technology to compare the shoulders of 22 patients. These patients had arthroscopic surgical repair of tendons and rotator cuff tears in one shoulder, and the study compared the injured shoulder to the other, non-injured shoulder. Interestingy, they found that long-term shoulder function, in particular shoulder strength and joint stability, are not fully restored after surgical repair, and there are significant differences when compared to the opposite shoulder, and that the differences persist over time.
This is interesting. Orthopedic surgeons will frequently cite how their patient satisfaction after a rotator cuff repair is high, in spite of the prolonged six-month recovery from the surgery. Of course this is in contrast to the recent research that shows these shoulders appear to be permanently not as strong, and in general not as functional, as they were at baseline. This needs to be looked at, particularly in comparison to some of the research suggesting that physical therapy in an organized, specific fashion or daily therapy at home with something such as the RotatoReliever, may be just as good if not better than long-term outcomes from surgery.
I think that given the amount of pain, suffering, and generally disabling aspect of this surgery for a period of time, typically about four to six months, that we need to have high standards on what the results of the surgery are. Shoulder pain remains common in 40 million Americans suffering from it. The patient satisfaction numbers are relatively high because those patients felt surgery was the only option.