What is Rotator Cuff Surgery?
Rotator cuff surgery is chosen by patients who are still experiencing shoulder pain and discomfort after all other nonsurgical procedures have been exhausted. Rotator cuff surgery removes loose fragments of tendon, bursa, and other debris where the rotator cuff moves. It can also involve shaving down the bone to widen the gap where the tendon moves as well as sewing the tendon together.
What to Expect
Rotator cuff surgery is performed while the patient is unconscious and involves an incision, reattachment of tendons, anchors, bone shaving, and stitches. A shoulder sling or immobilizer will be given to you after surgery and worn for three to six weeks following surgery. Full recovery depends on the patient but usually takes six months to have the full function of the shoulder joint returned.