Your rotator cuff consists of muscles and tendons that attach your shoulder blade to your upper arm. These muscles and tendons keep your arm within the socket of your shoulder. When your rotator cuff is damaged, it can cause shoulder pain and make it difficult to move or lift your arms.
Rotator cuff injuries are often caused by overuse or degeneration. However, they can also be caused by a traumatic event, such as a fall. Alliance Orthopedics offers rotator cuff repair so you may regain mobility, reduce your shoulder pain, and get back to your everyday activities.
The Benefits of Repairing Your Rotator Cuff
Alliance Orthopedics provides patients with diverse treatments and procedures to improve their quality of life. From sports medicine and physical therapy to pain management and surgical intervention, our specialists are committed to helping patients get better faster.
Our team of highly qualified specialists will implement an intensive evaluation of your condition and explore all available options to find the best possible solution for you. We offer cutting-edge rotator cuff repair procedures designed to restore function and boost your quality of life.
Rotator cuff repair has many benefits, including:
Reduced shoulder pain
Enhanced shoulder mobility
Increased strength in the shoulder
Improved ability to perform everyday activities
What To Expect
Before undergoing rotator cuff repair, Alliance Orthopedics will work with you to explore more conservative treatment options. Our innovative approach to care uses cutting-edge technology and proven techniques to help you heal without surgery. However, if nonsurgical options do not provide relief, our specialists will work with you to develop a surgical plan that meets your specific needs.
Rotator cuff repair is typically performed as an outpatient procedure, which means you will be able to go home the same day. During your procedure, general anesthesia will be used to eliminate any pain throughout the surgery.
Your surgeon will make small incisions around your shoulder and use an arthroscope (a small camera) to view your rotator cuff. Next, your surgeon will repair damaged tendons or muscles by using special tools to re-attach them to the bone. In some cases, your surgeon may need to remove damaged tissue. Once the repair is complete, your surgeon will close the incisions with stitches or surgical tape.
After your procedure, you will be taken to a recovery room to be monitored as you wake up from anesthesia. Once you are alert and your vital signs are stable, you will be discharged home with instructions for your post-operative care.
After your surgery, you may feel some pain and soreness around your shoulder. This is normal and may be managed with pain medication. You may also have some swelling and bruising, which should resolve within a few weeks.
At Alliance Orthopedics, our work doesn’t stop once your procedure is complete. We will develop a complete rehabilitation program to help you regain strength and mobility in your shoulder. Contact Alliance Orthopedics today to learn more about how we can help you get better faster.