Torn Rotator Cuff Surgery
Torn rotator cuff surgery should seldom be the first option in the treatment of a rotator cuff tear.
Torn rotator cuff surgery is generally only undertaken in those cases that have not responded to non surgical treatment.
That is a question I get asked a lot. I hope in this section to be able to outline what the surgical options are and how your rotator cuff tear surgery is likely to be performed.
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Open repair torn rotator cuff surgery is performed without arthroscopy.
The surgeon makes an incision over the shoulder and detaches the deltoid muscle to gain access to the torn rotator cuff.
The incision is typically several centimeters long.
Open repair was the first technique employed in torn rotator cuff surgery.
Gradually, over the years, the introduction of new technology and improved surgeon experience has led to the development of less invasive surgical procedures.
Although a less invasive procedure may be attractive to many patients, open repair does restore function, reduce pain, and is durable in terms of long-term relief of symptoms.
Mini open repair the black line showing the proposed incision
As the name implies, mini open repair in torn rotator cuff surgery is a smaller version of the open technique. The incision is typically 3 cm to 5 cm in length.
This technique also incorporates arthroscopy to visualize the tear and assess and treat damage to other structures within the joint. It removes the need to detach the Deltoid muscle.
Mini open repair can generally be performed on an outpatient basis. Currently, this is one of the most commonly used methods of torn rotator cuff surgery.
Results for mini open rotator cuff repair surgery have been equal to those for open repair. The mini open repair technique has also proven to be durable over the long-term.
Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair
This technique uses multiple small incisions (portals) and arthroscopic technology to visualize and repair the rotator cuff.
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