It can be easy for shoulder pain to affect your daily life. One cause of shoulder pain is from a torn rotator cuff. The rotator cuff is a series of four muscles and tendons that stabilize the joint in the shoulder, allowing you to move your arms. A rotator cuff tear is common in those who play sports like basketball or tennis, or who work physical jobs. If you are experiencing consistent shoulder pain, one solution we offer is arthroscopic rotator cuff repair.
Angelo Mattalino, MD is led by Dr. Mattalino, a renowned orthopedic surgeon who strives to improve the wellness of all of his patients. Dr. Mattalino and his expert orthopedic staff welcome patients from all areas. Contact us today to schedule your consultation appointment and find out how we can restore a healthier and improved quality of living!
What is an arthroscopic rotator cuff repair?
Arthroscopy is an advanced mode of surgery that uses an arthroscope, which is a tube with a camera on the end. The arthroscope is able to deliver video footage to a large monitor, giving our orthopedic experts great precision in identifying and repairing the tear in the rotator cuff.
When is arthroscopic rotator cuff repair necessary?
If your shoulder pain has not seen an improvement with nonsurgical solutions such as resting or physical therapy, it may be time to consider a different approach. Other indicators that arthroscopic rotator cuff repair may be necessary is if:
- Pain, discomfort or other abnormal sensations in the shoulder have lasted longer than 6 months
- A large tear is not affecting the surrounding tissue
- You find that your shoulder’s functionality is hindered by prolonged pain or discomfort
- The tear may have been caused from a previous injury and has not seen an improvement
What are the benefits of arthroscopic rotator cuff repair?
- Arthroscopy is the least invasive approach to repairing a torn rotator cuff
- Arthroscopy has fewer risks than open surgery
- An arthroscope grants high precision in locating and repairing tears in the rotator cuff
- Patients may be able to return to their schedules faster than with open surgery
- There is typically less postoperative pain in comparison to open surgery
- Stitches may not need to be removed following the procedure
If you are experiencing a compromise in your daily life from shoulder pain, contact us today to schedule your consultation appointment and find out if arthroscopic rotator cuff repair may be right for you.