Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Tear Repair
Surgery that uses a tiny camera called an arthroscope to examine or repair the tissues inside and around your shoulder joint. The Arthroscope is inserted through small incisions in your skin.
Do Nothing; Medicines; Physical Therapy; Injections
Relieve pain, Improve function
Supervised by physical therapist, usually starting the next day
Depends on job, approximately 2 weeks or more
Driving can resume as soon as you feel comfortable or instructed by the doctor
May be immobilized in a brace up to 6 weeks
Narcotic pain medicine, Anti-inflammatory, Muscle Relaxer
When instructed by the doctor
We may have to request medical clearance from your primary doctor and/or cardiologist prior to surgery.
Anesthesia, Bleeding, Infection, Stiffness, Damage to nerve/blood vessel/ ligament, Fracture, Blood clot, Lung Clot, Medical, Failure to achieve goals
Your musculoskeletal system, which comprises 206 bones that are connected by joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves, protects your internal organs, supports your weight, and allows you to move. It's a complex, interdependent system where even a minor disruption can result in discomfort.