Rotator Cuff Repair

The rotator cuff contains tendons and muscles surrounding the shoulder joint and forms a cuff. These muscles and tendons assist the shoulder joint move by holding the arm in place. Tendons can be ripped as a result of overuse or injury. The procedure to diagnose or repair a damaged rotator cuff tendon in the shoulder is rotator cuff repair. An extensive and open incision or shoulder arthroscopy, which employs smaller incisions, can be used for the treatment.

If you believe you injured your rotator cuff, schedule an appointment with Ceda Orthopedic Group right away, and we will get you in our office as soon as possible.

How is the rotator cuff repair surgery performed at ceda orthopedic group?

Before this procedure, an orthopedic nurse will check your breathing, blood oxygen, and blood pressure. If all of the tests show all the above to be stable, a general anesthetic is administered, implying that the patient would be sleeping and unable to feel discomfort.

A surgical incision is made, and a big muscle (the deltoid) is gently pushed out of the way to do the surgery during the open repair. Larger or more complicated tears require an available repair.

A video monitor is linked to the scope for the surgeon to see the inside of the shoulder. Next, an arthroscope is used to remove or repair any damaged tissue or bone. The rotator cuff is then restored with a 2- to 3-inch incision during the open stage of the procedure.

Who gets rotator cuff repair surgery?

Typically, patients with injuries get rotator cuff repair when:

  • Rotator cuff tear from a recent acute injury,
  • when the tear is smaller than two inches, and
  • only one tendon is affected,

If nonsurgical treatments such as physical therapy, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, oral or injectable steroids have failed, rotator cuff repair may be necessary.

Benefits of rotator cuff repair at ceda orthopedic group

One of the benefits of rotator cuff surgery can treat symptoms such as shoulder discomfort, shoulder weakness, or both when nonsurgical therapy alternatives have failed. Surgical intervention may be the preferred option in the case of more enormous tears. This method is less invasive because it just requires minor incisions.

The amount of scarring and pain associated with the incision is reduced as a result. Because the operation is less intrusive, it has a negligible influence on the surrounding tissue. Less recovery time because the process is less invasive, recovery time in wound healing is reduced. With an arthroscopic rotator cuff surgery, the patient will be off their feet for a shorter time than a standard operation.

What are the risks of rotator cuff repair?

In general, anesthesia-assisted surgery, such as rotator cuff surgery, has a slight chance of stroke, heart attack, pneumonia, or blood clot. Neighboring nerves and blood vessels are harmed. According to one study, 1 to 2% of people undergoing rotator cuff surgery have nerve injury.

Still, like with any surgery, there are potential dangers associated with getting surgery. The majority of these issues are minor and treatable. They can be from infection, excessive bleeding, blood clots, shoulder stiffness, and damage to blood vessels or nerves are all possible complications of rotator cuff repair surgery. Consult with your doctor and orthopedic surgeon before having this procedure performed on yourself.

What is the recovery period after having rotator cuff repair?

The tear and other conditions will determine the recovery might take anywhere from 4 to 6 months. After surgery, you may have to use a sling for 4 to 6 weeks. Medicines are commonly used to treat pain. Physical therapy might assist you in regaining shoulder motion and strength.

Your orthopedic surgeon will perform the procedure and diagnose or treat any condition that you may have. Your orthopedic will also recommend the suitable medication, do the follow-up treatment, and make recommendations on ways to avoid more significant damage to your joint.

Looking for Rotator Cuff Repair? Contact Ceda Orthopedic Group Today!

Ceda Orthopedic Group in Miami, Florida, can perform rotator cuff repair to help with shoulder injuries. Patients who receive rotator cuff reports usually see results in a few weeks or months afterward. The surgery is performed with a shoulder arthroscopy or large incision.

Schedule an appointment with a Ceda Orthopedic Surgeon to get prescribed pain medication or an exercise plan if you believe your tendons have been ripped as a result of overuse or injury.

Contact Ceda Orthopedic Group to book an appointment with one of our medical physicians to help with your pain.