XR and US scan of the shoulder are very useful initial tests in diagnosing shoulder pain. XR can exclude fractures or arthritis as a cause of shoulder pain. Ultrasound scan is useful for showing size and location of the tear. ‘Bursal bunching’ or impingement may be reported on an ultrasound scan – its significance needs to be confirmed on physical examination.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.