Rotator Cuff Repair

Sports Health: Rotator Cuff Repair

Surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff tendon usually involves removing loose fragments from the space in the shoulder where the rotator cuff moves and making extra room for the rotator cuff tendon so it is not pinched or irritated.

The torn edges of the supraspinatus tendon are then sewn together and to the top of the upper arm bone. Rotator cuff repair is usually done arthroscopically, using small incisions to insert instruments needed for surgery.

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