Shoulder Surgery (Rotator Cuff)

Shoulder Surgery (Rotator Cuff)

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The rotator cuff is formed from four muscles and tendons that attach your arm to the top of your shoulder blade. Impingement or a tear are the usual types of damage that can happen to the rotator cuff.

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The operation is usually performed under a general anaesthetic but various anaesthetic techniques are possible. The operation usually takes 45 to 60 minutes.

Impingement is usually treated by an arthroscopy (keyhole surgery). Your surgeon will use instruments to remove any thickened tissue, release any tight tissue and to shave off some bone.

Your surgeon may also be able to repair rotator cuff tears using keyhole surgery. However, they may need to use open surgery. They will use stitches that anchor into the bone.

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