Rotator cuff tendons are crucial to the function of the shoulder. Subject to much stress and use, rotator cuff tendons are vulnerable to injury. When tears occur, the result is a weak and painful shoulder, incapable of normal movement. Arthroscopic rotator cuff surgery may be required to restore optimal functioning. The rotator cuff is repaired back to the bone using suture anchors (watch a video of the procedure). This is a bio-absorbable screw with the suture attached. Special arthroscopic tools and needles allow the surgeon to repair the injury through button hole size incisions. Rotator cuff surgery is commonly repaired with an arthroscopic technique that avoids painful muscle cutting. The recovery time with an arthroscopic surgery can be faster and physical therapy can be more efficient. Rotator cuff repair healing time can be 3-6 months in length. The physical therapy after surgery is very important in order to regain motion and strength. In most cases, the shoulder can be restored to normal after surgery and appropriate healing time.
How Can Reconstructive Orthopaedics Help?
Reconstructive Orthopaedics understands rotator cuff injuries and has extensive experience in performing arthroscopic shoulder surgery. This surgery is performed on a routine basis by our surgeons. Our team is committed to providing you with the highest degree of orthopedic care, and welcomes the opportunity to serve you. We invite you to learn more about rotator cuff surgery and about our practice.
If you are experiencing rotor cuff problems or pain, it is important to see a qualified orthopedic professional as soon as possible for proper diagnosis and treatment. The orthopedic surgeons at Reconstructive Orthopaedics are ready to assess your condition and determine if rotator cuff surgery is necessary.
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Contact us or call our appointment line at 513-793-3933, and we will reserve the time and location that works best for you — we can usually schedule your appointment