What is a Rotator Cuff Repair?
A rotator cuff repair is an arthroscopic surgical procedure to repair a partially or completely torn rotator cuff. A rotator cuff repair was performed for many years as an open incision procedure, but modern surgical techniques and equipment allow the overwhelming majority of rotator cuff repairs to now
- Two to three tiny incisions are made and an arthroscopic camera and shaver device are passed through them
- Pieces of a damaged tendon, cartilage, and bone are smoothed
- Suture anchors attach the torn tendon to the bone and repair tore tendon ends
- Incisions are carefully closed and covered with dressings and the patient is placed in a comfortable sling
Total procedure time is usually less than an hour depending on the complexity of the tear.
Patients who have their rotator cuff repair performed by Orthopaedic Institute of Central Jersey (OICJ) Board Certified and Fellowship Trained Shoulder Specialists
Patients who injure their shoulder should make an appointment with an OICJ Shoulder Specialist as soon as possible.
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