A 35-year-old member asked:
what is done during rotator cuff repair/arthroscopic surgery?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Kenneth Tepper answered
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Repair the tendon: There are 4 muscles which make up the rotator cuff. The muscles are attached to bone by a tendon, which we refer to as the cuff. With a tear, the tendon pulls away from the bone. Surgery will repair the cuff back to the bone. This can usually be done through arthroscopic surgery and small incisions.
Answered on Feb 7, 2019
Dr. Robert Coats II answered
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Cuff sutured to bone: The rotator cuff is identified arthroscopically and instruments are used to suture the rotator cuff. These sutures are used to secure the rotator cuff to the bone. Some sutures are attached to anchors, the anchors are placed into the bone. The sutures are tied down to or impacted into the bone to complete the repair.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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