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Rotator Cuff Repair

Rotator Cuff Repair: A Closer Look

A rotator cuff tear may be repaired arthroscopically or with an open incision. In a shoulder arthroscopy, your doctor makes small incisions around your shoulder. He or she then inserts a small camera and miniature instruments through the incisions. This allows your doctor to assess the structures in the shoulder. For more basic information regarding rotator cuff repair. (en Español)



If your orthopedic surgeon has determined that you would benefit from shoulder surgery it is important to be aware of typical pre-operative and post-operative instructions. Please speak with your surgeon’s nurse specifically if you have any questions regarding these instructions.


For specific instructions from your surgeon, please visit the post operative page.