Shoulder Rotator Cuff Repair

10 clinic(s) offering Shoulder Rotator Cuff Repair treatment in 9 countries
Shoulder Rotator Cuff Repair
Oscar Mendoza Helguera MD Verified

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.

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SurGal Orthopedic Clinic Verified

SurGal Clinic is a private surgical and orthopaedic hospital, unique in its kind in the Czech Republic, offering the GRAND CLASS service. Its chief objective is to provide clients with top medical and nursing care using the most modern technology in a pleasant environment.

Dr Dinev did a amazing job and I am very pleased with his work, he was helpful and good at what he does. The staff in the hospital we're very friendly and I would recommend others to go there for treatments.
September 2016
Dr. Dinev was fantastic...I highly recommend him, he is straightforward and honest, and does a great job!!!
August 2015
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Vita Hospital - Orthopedic Surgery Center Verified

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.

Dr Vasileios I. Sakellariou: Orthopaedics & Bone and Joints Surgeon Verified

Dr.Vasileios I.Sakellariou provides his patients with a myriad of the most effective solutions to restore to bones and joints their functionality and structure.

Treatment was great, 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. Acibdem is a top Hospital, it is better than most Western Hospitals.
January 2012
I was very content with the medical services of Acibadem Hospital. I found the doctor very well trained,very professional. They are interested and caring in patients problems and they answer all your questions and try to solve all the problems. The hospital has very good equipment and it's very clean. Thanks you for all your help, I enjoyed staying here.
January 1970
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Acibadem Healthcare Group - Orthopedic Surgery Center Verified

Acibadem has signed a cooperation agreement with Harvard Medical International which is a world famous institution in terms of medical education and services.

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.