Hi I have been around for a while but don't post much but now I have a question that someone may have some thoughts on I have had 3 rotator cuff surguries in the past year. 1 on the left and 2 on the right. The one on the left was smaller tear 3 cm but also needed the labrum worked on. The right on is the bad one, I had the 1st surgury last nov 2009 The cuff had a full thickness tear of 6 cm and 5 cm retraction as well as the bicep tendon severed. They repaired the cuff and bicep and sent me to PT My 1st few PT sessions were quite conservative but then they started more aggressive therapy and from that point on I started having problems. Had the left surgury in April this year and after complaining about the right my doc ordered another MRI and this showed the a massive re-tear of the cuff. My surgeon explained he could try to repair this again but no promises. So he goes in and does what he can and he says post op that he had a lot of trouble getting it back together and could only get 3 anchors in (6 on the 1st go round) and that we would be ultra conservative with the rehab. So its been 4 months my PT therapist is working with me 3 times a week but I donnot have a good feeling about this. My question after this long post is has anyone had something similar to this and how did it turn out. Partof the issue for me is I am very concerned about re-tearing the darn thing and then I am screwed. How much did you push it? How long did your recovery take, andhow much use do you have now. Like I said part of me is just waiting for the thing to go again and it is effecting my rehab. Any help on this would be much appreciated.