Tears of the rotator cuff tendons can cause pain in the shoulder girdle. Tears are age related. For example, tears under the age of 45 years are uncommon, whereas almost 60% of over 70 year olds will have a tear. Majority of tears in older individuals are asymptomatic and do not require treatment.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.