What is a Rotator Cuff Repair?
An arthroscopic rotator cuff repair may be needed to treat large or complete tears in the rotator cuff. If you undergo a rotator cuff repair, your torn tendons will be repaired and reattached to your shoulder bone so your shoulder can once again be stable and move properly.
How is a rotator cuff repair performed?
At Active Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, most rotator cuff repairs are performed as a minimally invasive arthroscopic procedure. This means several small incisions, rather than one large one, and tiny instruments are used to decrease surgical trauma to muscles and soft tissues.
During this procedure, an Active Orthopedic & Sports Medicine surgeon:
Makes tiny incisions on the front, side and back of the shoulder
Guides a camera into the shoulder and views the torn tendon(s)
Repairs and reattaches torn tendons to the shoulder
Your procedure will probably take less than 1 hour depending on the severity of your tear. In most cases, you will be able to return home after the general anesthesia wears off and you are alert and awake. Over the course of recovery, you will regain strength, function, and flexibility while working closely with your personal Physical Therapist.
Why choose Active Orthopedics & Sports Medicine?
At Active Orthopedic & Sports Medicine, our team of Shoulder Specialists are Fellowship Trained and Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeons. They will perform your procedure using the newest and best techniques and equipment. If you’re considering a rotator cuff repair, please contact us. We have conveniently located offices in Hackensack, Montclair, Emerson & Elmwood Park.