Understanding the Process of Rotator Cuff Surgery
- Posted on: Jan 22 2020
At Desio Sports Medicine, a wide range of orthopedic services are available for rotator cuff injuries. For many Worcester, MA area patients, solutions for treatment of rotator cuff injuries may be beneficial when persistent, chronic problems arise.
What is rotator cuff surgery?
For patients who have a torn rotator cuff and have pain and have been unable to restore their range of motion with physical therapy and other non-surgical solutions, rotator cuff surgery may be considered. In some instances, surgery is the best way to repair the shoulder and improve one’s quality of life. It is often the last resort if alternative methods of repair are not helpful in achieving the desired results.
Rotator cuff surgery is an arthroscopic surgical procedure that can repair an area of the rotator cuff that has been overused or injured. The rehabilitation following rotator cuff surgery is often effective at restoring one’s range of motion and experiencing an overall reduction in pain and discomfort from the problems at hand.
What to expect from surgery
At the practice of Dr. Stephen M. Desio, rotator cuff surgery is done as an all arthroscopic out-patient procedure. There is often no need for patients to stay in a hospital overnight following their surgery, as most patients start their recovery after the procedure has taken place. The procedure itself is done with proper anesthetics and sedation, and often takes just a few hours to complete. Post-procedure, patients will wear a sling to help control the positioning of the rotator cuff and the arm for faster and more effective healing of the joint. Patients may experience some pain and discomfort, which is often managed with over-the-counter pain medications and prescription medications, if necessary. The doctor will provide information for patients in regards to how often to take their medications and how to facilitate healing of the rotator cuff so patients can return to their daily activities.
Speak to Dr. Stephen M. Desio regarding rotator cuff surgery
If you are interested in learning more about this procedure to address rotator cuff problems, we welcome you to book a consultation visit with our staff by calling (508) 363-6363 and visiting the practice at 123 Summer Street, Ste. 520. Worcester, MA area patients are encouraged to request an appointment at Desio Sports Medicine to discuss their healthcare needs.
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