Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair

Arthroscopic procedure to treat rotator cuff injuries and tears.

Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair

Shoulder arthroscopy involves introducing a small camera and instruments into the shoulder joint through a series of small incisions to examine different parts of the shoulder. This may oftentimes be both therapeutic and diagnostic. Arthroscopy allows the surgeon to visualize the labrum, biceps tendon, capsular ligaments, undersurface and superior surface of rotator cuff, the glenoid, humeral head, and subacromial space. Debridement and repair of injured structures can be done when necessary through the small portals made in the shoulder. The overall goal is to restore normal function and stability while eliminating pain.

Rotator cuff repairs involve returning the torn tendon to its native location with the use of anchors placed in the bone and sutures drawn through the torn end on the tendon. For the first six weeks after surgery you will have to rest your shoulder in a sling with very limited shoulder motion. The tendon will take about 6 weeks to heal down to the bone. Once the 6 weeks has passed, the patient may begin gentle range of motion exercises with formal physical but must wait 3 months before it is safe to do any kind of resistance or strengthening exercises of the shoulder. The entire recovery process takes anywhere from 6 months to 1 year after surgery.

Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair​
Modern Orthopaedics of New Jersey, Wayne, Parsippany, Dr. Peter DeNoble MD and Dr. David Ratliff MD. Orthopedic Surgeons, Hand Surgeon
DRUJ Instability/Arthritis, Ulnocarpal Impaction, DIP Pinning for Mallet Finger

Benefits

The orthopedic surgeons here are also specially trained in the field of hand and wrist surgery and treat all conditions, from very straightforward to the most complex. Furthermore, we believe that even the simplest problems of the hand and wrist deserve evaluation from a hand specialist who has an expertise in understanding of the intricate anatomy of the hand.

Every Patient Matters

Every patient receives an in-depth consultation to devise a treatment plan that is right for their problem. Our specialists prefer non-operative and non-invasive treatments whenever possible, including physical therapy, medications, and/or injections. When we require surgery, we will then use minimally invasive surgical techniques to fix your problem, whether it is fixing a broken bone or repairing a tendon. Our goal is always to get you back to living your life normally as soon as possible.

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