Rotator Cuff Repair / Shoulder Arthroscopy
A rotator cuff tear is an injury experienced by many people. An injury to the rotator cuff can happen unexpectedly as with a sudden fall where an outstretched arm tries to brace the impact or the injury can happen slowly over time with aging. Since the rotator cuff is one of the most important parts of the shoulder, a chronic pain in it can be debilitating. In the injury the tendons are pulled from their insertion on the humerus. This common injury normally leads to weakness and pain in the upper shoulder and arm. Surgery is a common remedy for such an injury.
Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair is a minimally invasive procedure that reattaches rotator cuff tendon tears resulting in a speedy recovery time and little discomfort. With this procedure, surgeons operate on the injured shoulder by using tiny incisions to remedy the injury. The procedure allows for less discomfort, scarring, and inflammation.
Other benefits include:
- Less post-op pain and discomfort
- Quicker recovery time
- Less post-op complications
- Immediately starting passive range of motion for superior outcomes
Arthroscopic Shoulder Stabilization
Arthroscopic repair decreases pain, lowers the risk of post-op complications and allows the surgery to be performed on an outpatient basis. However, if the injury is too serious and irreparable through arthroscopic repair, arthroscopic open stabilization surgery is a viable option. Arthroscopic stabilization surgery, or surgical shoulder stabilization, happens though an arthroscopic procedure that implements the reattachment of torn, loose ligaments to the joint. This is done through suture anchors, special implants. These anchors can relocate and assist the injured joints.
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