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Im getting surgery my rotater cuff is it painfull?

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Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Depends: Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair performed well and efficiently w/ nerve block( interscalene) is not very painful( my experience).We do all our arcr's as outpatient surgery.Find an ors who specializes in shoulders and arthroscopy and does alot of rotator cuff surgery; you will have a better result after u rehab.!
Dr. Robert Klitzman
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Rotator cuff surgery: Rotator cuff surgery can be painful. It can be done in a few different ways. Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair is usually a bit less painful than an open rotator cuff repair. Doing it arthroscopically uses small incisions versus a large incision. There is usually less scar tissue associated with the procedure. That usually decreases the pain felt after the surgery and through the rehab.

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