Orthopedic Center
Friday, December 19, 2014

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Rotator Cuff Repair

Arthroscopic Surgery


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Before we talk about treatment, let's start with a discussion about the human body and about your medical condition.

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Your doctor has recommended that you have surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff. But what does that actually mean?
Your doctor has recommended that you have surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff. But what does that actually mean?
Rotator cuff is the term given to describe a group of four tendons that work together to support and stabilize the shoulder joint.
Rotator cuff is the term given to describe a group of four tendons that work together to support and stabilize the shoulder joint.
Each tendon connects muscle to bone.
Each tendon connects muscle to bone.
When a shoulder muscles contracts, it pulls on a tendon which in turn pulls on the upper arm bone and causes it to move.
When a shoulder muscles contracts, it pulls on a tendon which in turn pulls on the upper arm bone and causes it to move.
When one or more of these tendons become damaged, the arm loses strength and mobility.
When one or more of these tendons become damaged, the arm loses strength and mobility.

So make sure that you ask your doctor to carefully explain the reasons behind this recommendation.


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