A group of tendons and muscles over the shoulder joint hold the arm in place. They are referred to as the rotator cuff. The rotator cuff is easily one of the most important parts of the shoulder.
The rotator cuff makes it possible to freely move your shoulder and that make sit susceptible to injuries, especially in an accident or due to overuse. Strain or a tear in the rotator cuff can cause severe pain. The best treatment is rotator cuff repair.
Rotator cuff repair is a minimally invasive surgical procedure, performed to fix complete tears. Partial tears have the potential of getting healed on their own with conservative treatments, rest and physical therapy.
The rotator cuff procedure involves insertion of an arthroscope into the affected area through a small incision. The arthroscope allows the surgeon to get a clear view inside the joint and make repairs. Surgical tools are then inserted through other small incisions to repair the tears in the tendons and muscles.
Since the rotator cuff repair surgery is minimally invasive, you may be allowed to go home on the same day as the procedure. After the surgery, you would be advised to not move your shoulder too much. You would need to undergo physical therapy sessions to restore strength and movement in your shoulder. Most patients are able to completely recover from their rotator cuff repair procedure within months.