Arthroscopic rotator cuff tear repair

Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Tear Repair

Surgery:

Shoulder arthroscopy

Description:

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.

Alternatives:

Do Nothing; Medicines; Physical Therapy; Injections

Goals:

Relieve pain, Improve function

Hospital:

Outpatient

Therapy:

Supervised by physical therapist, usually starting the next day

Off Work:

Depends on job, approximately 2 weeks or more

Driving:

Driving can resume as soon as you feel comfortable or instructed by the doctor

Assistive devices:

May be immobilized in a brace up to 6 weeks

Pain Control:

Narcotic pain medicine, Anti-inflammatory, Muscle Relaxer

Swimming:

When instructed by the doctor

Medical Clearance:

We may have to request medical clearance from your primary doctor and/or cardiologist prior to surgery.

Complications:

Anesthesia, Bleeding, Infection, Stiffness, Damage to nerve/blood vessel/ ligament, Fracture, Blood clot, Lung Clot, Medical, Failure to achieve goals

Dr. Curcione on Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Tear Repair

Orthopedics

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.

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