Arthroscopy Shoulder Rotator Cuff Repair in Puerto Rico, Orthopedic Procedure
The rotator cuff is comprised of the muscles and tendons that retain the shoulder in place. The rotator cuff allows us to lift our arms and reach. Rotator cuff injuries may happen suddenly when falling or they may develop over time due to repetitive stress. Aging may also cause rotator cuff degeneration.
If the rotator cuff is injured, it will need to be repaired surgically. The goal of rotator cuff repair surgery is to restore the function and flexibility of the shoulder and to relieve uncontrolled shoulder pain.
Rotator cuff repair may be performed on an outpatient basis or it may require a hospital stay, depending on your condition and surgical protocols.
Rotator cuff repair may be performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia. Regardless of the anesthesia method, patients will not feel any pain.
Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair surgery is performed as follows:
- The surgeon makes a small shoulder incision.
- The arthroscope is inserted through the incision.
- Other incisions may be made to introduce other small surgical tools.
- Injured tendons and muscles will be repaired or replaced with a graft tendon from another part of the body.
- Bone spurs are removed.
- The incisions are closed and dressed.
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