Shoulder Rotator Cuff Repair
The clinics providing Shoulder Rotator Cuff Repair are listed below. Contact them today to get a quote, make an appointment or have an online consultation.
Oscar Mendoza orthopedic clinic is one of most established physiotherapy treatment facilities in Guadalajara providing high standards of medical care and advanced technology which earned renowned acclaim in Mexico and North America.
- Languages: Spanish, English
- Additional Services: Airport Transfers, Translator Services
VITA was established in 1991 and was registered as the first private health institution in Sofia on April 1,1992. Since then, more than 300,000 people have obtained our elite medical assistance.
- Languages: English, Russian, Bulgarian
- Additional Services: Local Accommodation Assistance, Hotel to Clinic Transfers, Translator Services
In the Orthopedics Department, modern diagnosis techniques and state-of-the-art treatment choices are provided for the whole muscular and skeletal system, and for spinal diseases and traumas.
- Testimonial: " ...the correct choice and would suggest that any persons requiring any of their available treatments should seriously consider them as an option. " Vincent D. Marshall
- Languages: English, Arabic, Bulgarian, Albanian, Macedonian, Kurdish, Dutch
- Additional Services: Airport Transfers, Local Accommodation Assistance, Translator Services
Acibadem has signed a cooperation agreement with Harvard Medical International which is a world famous institution in terms of medical education and services.
- Testimonial: " Dr. Halker is a great knee specialist! I am only in Turkey every so often, but every time I have a problem I go to Acibdem. " Jesse
- Languages: Turkish, English
- Additional Services: Assistance in hotel bookings and airport transfers.
Welcare hospital is a leading edge, multi-disciplinary orthopedic facility located in Gujarat, India.
- Testimonial: " In my honest opinion, Welcare Hospital is a Hospital with a dedicated teamwork of expertise led by Dr. Mody. " Mr. Muturi
- Languages: English, Hindi, Gujarati
- Additional Services: Airport Transfers, Translator Services, Local Accommodation Assistance, Local Tours, Nutrition Counselling, Recuperation Services, Assistance for Disabled Patients, Hotel Reservations, Hotel to Clinic Transfers
- Language: English, Spanish
- Additional Services: Local Accommodation Assistance, Translator Services
- Language: English, German
- Additional Services: Accommodation Free airport transfer Translator
- Language: English, German, Turkish, French
- Additional Services: Airport Pick-up
- Language: Greek, English, Scandinavian, Russian, Czech
- Testimonial: " Everybody here has been super. " Karon Kennedy
- Language: English
- Additional Services: Airport transfer, visa assistance, flight arrangements, special dietary needs or religious requirements, local sightseeing
What is Shoulder Rotator Cuff Repair?
The rotator cuff comprises of four muscles (supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis, and teres minor) and several tendons that cover the head of the humerus, ultimately holding it in place and enabling the arm to rotate. Despite its name, the rotator cuff does not only aid in rotation of the shoulder, but it also holds the ball of the shoulder in place within the joint and lowers the head of the humerus as the arm is lifted.
Tears in the rotator cuff happen frequently from sports related injuries, especially those that involve overhead movement or rotation of the shoulder, such as tennis, baseball, badminton, racket-ball, bowling, weight lifting and rowing.
Most tears in the rotator cuff happen as a result of years of wear and tear, or overuse of the shoulder. Most individuals suffering from tears in the rotator cuff are adults over 40 years old, whereas the younger cases are results of traumatic or sports injuries.
The most common symptom of a shoulder rotator cuff is pain in the shoulder muscles when lifting the arm overhead or lowering it after lifting. You will also experience weakness and a crackling in the shoulder when lifting or rotating the arm.
A Good Candidate for Shoulder Rotator Cuff Repair
Individuals that have tears in their rotator cuff tendons that don't feel any relief after treatment are considered good candidates for surgery, especially if there is a complete tear in the tendon. This can result in not being able to raise the arm.
Shoulder Rotator Cuff Repair Procedure
Repair of the shoulder's rotator cuff is considered a minimally invasive surgery performed with the guidance of an arthroscope. This procedure is minimally invasive if the tear is partial or small. A tiny camera (arthroscope) is inserted into a small incision in the shoulder. Any loose fragments of the tendon are discarded. This is called a debridement. A complete tear of the rotator cuff muscles will require an open surgery, in which the thickest part of the tendon is repaired by stitching the two sides of the tendon back together.
The procedure can also be done completely arthroscopically, again depending on the size and depth of the tear.
Risks and Side Effects of Shoulder Rotator Cuff Repair
The risks for with anesthesia are: Allergic reactions to medications and problems breathing. The risks for any surgery are: Infection, bleeding, and nerve damage.
Recovery from Shoulder Rotator Cuff Repair
After the surgery, the arm will be placed in a sling. Physical therapy will be needed to increase full range of motion and optimum movement of the arm and shoulder.
Results of Shoulder Rotator Cuff Repair
After surgery, the patient usually will need physical therapy. This allows the person to recover and regain strength. The patient will be able to return to work within the next few days, unless the job requires heavy lifting.