ARTHROSCOPIC ROTATOR CUFF REPAIR

Rotator cuff is group of muscles which control movements of shoulder & contribute to stability. They are :

  1. Supraspinatus
  2. Infraspinatus
  3. Subscapularis
  4. Tered minor

  • A tear in any of these muscle is called rotator cuff tear, commonly torn muscle is supraspinatus
  • Patient has difficulty in overhead activities
  • Night pains are common
  • Movements are painful and they are unable to raise their arm

Treatment

  • Depending on severity
  • Physiotherapy
  • Surgery - not improving with conservative treatment
  • Can be repaired open or arthroscopic / key hole surgery