Persistent shoulder pain often due to partial rotator cuff tears as we reach middle-age is an extremely common problem
Fortunately, we have a solution now with arthroscopic insertion of a collagen patch as seen here with a general surgery colleague who came from the Cayman Islands to have this done. NO pain..
We have learned a lot about rotator cuff tears over the past several decades. From cadaveric studies at MARC we know that they are very common, about one-third of cadavers studied had a partial thickness tear. Having said that, your rotator cuff tears may be partial or full thickness tears. So what happens when you have a complete rotator cuff tear?
Full Rotator Cuff Tear: When Surgery Treatment Is Indicated
Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair is the surgery to treat a severe shoulder injury that involves a complete tear of the muscle or tendon. The goal of this surgery, which uses smaller incisions, is to return the shoulder to optimal function.
Please watch this live surgery by Dr. Badia to repair a torn rotator cuff.
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