Rotator Cuff Repair

Rotator Cuff Repair

A rotator cuff tear is an injury to one of the tendons in your shoulder that hold your arm bone in place. This can be caused by an accident, repetitive strain to the shoulder joint, or degeneration over time. The symptoms often begin as pain and weakness in the shoulder joint, and get progressively worse as time goes on.

Surgical repairs can be performed, either to stitch or re-join the tear, or to re-attach the rotator cuff to the bone. This process can be complex and can be achieved either as open or as keyhole surgery. After surgery, a rehabilitation programme will help the patient regain strength and movement in the arm and shoulder. This programme will include exercises to help the muscles heal and build up. Ultimately, most patients who undergo this repair surgery report less pain and more movement in the shoulder as a result of the procedure.

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