Rotator cuff tendons control the motion of your shoulder joint. In the case of a torn or damaged rotator cuff, Riverview Health offers rotator cuff surgery, or rotator cuff repair, as part of our orthopedic services. This shoulder surgery repairs your rotator cuff so you’re able to move and use your shoulder without pain.
While rotator cuff injuries are common, not all of them require surgery. Talk to your doctor at Riverview Health about rotator cuff repair if the tear:
Rotator cuff surgery can range from open, mini-open or minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures. Open surgery is more extensive, while mini-open and arthroscopic methods require smaller incisions and less pain, as well as a shorter recovery time. Your type of surgery will determine how long you stay in the hospital.
To stabilize your rotator cuff, our orthopedic surgeons recommend wearing a sling during your recovery. In order to gain full function, strength and stability in your shoulder, we also suggest physical therapy for the best outcomes. A complete recovery may take 3-12 months.
Most people return to normal activities and sports after they recover from rotator cuff surgery, but taking certain precautions can help prevent another injury. For example, carry heavy objects close to your body, and sleep on the opposite side of your injured shoulder to limit pressure.
Our orthopedic surgeons can help relieve you of shoulder pain through rotator cuff surgery. Request an appointment with our orthopedic team today by calling 317.565.0505 or by completing an appointment request form.