Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair is an effective way to treat a rotator cuff tear. There are a lot of ways that you could have torn your rotator cuff. Some tear their rotator cuff playing sports, others in work-related injuries, and others after automobile accidents. The problem with rotator cuff injuries is that if your rotator cuff completely tears, there is no way for it to heal on its own. A complete rupture will likely require surgery. Without surgery, it is highly unlikely that your shoulder will return to its optimal function.
During the arthroscopic rotator cuff repair procedure, the goal is to attach the torn tendon back to its regular position. The goal is to have your tendon reattached to the bone. Depending on the severity of the tear and other health factors, our doctor may opt to do an arthroscopic surgery as opposed to a traditional surgery, which requires opening up the treated area and attaching the tendon using anchors and sutures.
There are clear advantages to doing an arthroscopic rotator cuff surgery. One of the biggest advantages is that because the surgery does not require our doctor to completely open up your shoulder, you experience a lot less discomfort after the surgery is complete.
Most people can have an arthroscopic rotator cuff repair performed and go home the same day. With more conventional forms of surgery, an overnight hospital stay may be required. Most people will heal quicker after an arthroscopic rotator cuff repair as opposed to traditional surgery. This means that you’re able to get back to work, you’re able to get back to playing sports, and you’re able to get back to enjoying everyday activities without impingement.
Although there are many benefits to having arthroscopic rotator cuff repair surgery performed, it isn’t right for everyone. That’s why a consultation is so important. When you consult with our doctor at Angelo Mattalino, MD in Phoenix, you can learn more about this procedure. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and get started!