What is Roatator Cuff Repair Surgery?
Surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff most often involves re-attaching the tendon to the head of humerus (upper arm bone). A partial tear, however, may need only a trimming or smoothing procedure called a debridement. A complete tear within the thickest part of the tendon is repaired by stitching the two sides back together. Usually this surgery can be done by arthroscopy (key-hole surgery).
Rotator cuff repair will be recommended if:
- Your symptoms have lasted 6 to 12 months.
- You have significant weakness and loss of function in your shoulder and hinders your daily activities.
- Your tear is large and causing severe pain.
- Your rotator cuff tear is caused by a sudden injury. In these cases, it’s best to do surgery soon after the injury.
Our doctor provides consultation, treatment and surgery for sports injuries of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee and ankle.
- Same-day admission
- Wheelchair accessible
- X-Ray, CT/MRI scan available
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