Diagnosis of Rotator Cuff Injury
Our orthopedic surgeons specialize in a variety of diagnostic procedures designed to carefully analyze your medical condition and determine the best course of action. We then help you navigate surgical and non-surgical recommendations and follow-up requirements.
Rotator Cuff Repair
Many rotator cuff surgical repairs can be done on an outpatient basis and do not require an overnight stay in the hospital. Your orthopedic surgeon will discuss the best procedure to meet your individual health needs. You may have other shoulder problems in addition to a rotator cuff tear, such as osteoarthritis, bone spurs, or other soft-tissue tears. During the operation, your surgeon may be able to take care of these problems, as well.
The three techniques most commonly used for rotator cuff repair include:
- traditional open repair
- arthroscopic repair
- mini-open repair
Each procedure offers pain relief and strength improvement. You and your surgeon should discuss each option with you to determine the best choice for your injury or condition.
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