Your rotator cuff is made up of 4 muscles that help to move and stabilize shoulder joint. Damage to any of the muscles can injure your rotator cuff either acutely or even a serious damage that can keep you bed ridden for a long time. The rotator cuff muscles are anatomically associated with the Scapula; any changes in the movement of scapula can affect your shoulder badly.
Let’s Look at the 3 Types of Surgery That Can Be Performed On Your Injured Rotator Cuff:
Open Rotator Cuff Repair:
One of the surgical methods for your injured rotator cuff is an open rotator cuff repair surgery where a where several centimeter long surgical incision is done over your shoulder.
Who would require Open Rotator Cuff Repair Surgical Incision?
- People with complicated and large rotator cuffs
- People who require reconstruction procedures for eg. Tendon transfers
Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Surgery
Arthroscopic rotator cuff surgery is performed on people with small to medium sized tears. It is an outpatient procedure that and the least invasive of the three rotator cuff repair procedures.
Unlike Open Rotator Cuff Surgery… Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repairs Require Small Incisions… Which Mean
- Shorter Recovery
- Less Pain
- No over complications
Mini-Open Rotator Cuff Repair:
Mini-Open Rotator Cuff Repair uses techniques of both open rotator cuff repair and arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. This combined rotator cuff repair is performed on people who have torn more than one tendon.