Rotator Cuff Surgery

Rotator Cuff Surgery

Rotator Cuff Repair WorcesterRotator cuff surgery is performed to reattach a torn tendon. The tendon is the connector from the muscle flesh to the humeral bone. When the tendon tears, it usually separates from the bone, and surgery is required to reattach the tendon to the bone and restore its function. The tendon is reattached with a combination of very strong sutures, and anchors. When surgery is recommended, it is usually performed to reduce pain, improve motion and strength, and restore function to the shoulder. Most rotator cuff surgery is performed arthroscopic, or minimally invasive to allow for a faster return to function, and reduce pain. With the arthroscopic approach, the surgery is performed as an outpatient surgical procedure, and physical therapy can begin within one week. The success of the procedure is dependent upon the quality and quantity of the rotator cuff tendon, as well as compliance with the postoperative instructions. As nicotine can have an adverse effect on healing of tendon, smoking cessation is strongly recommended prior to rotator cuff surgery.

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