Are you experiencing pain, weakness, decreased range of motion, and a crackling sensation in your shoulder and arm? Do these symptoms tend to worsen when you lift and lower your arm, or when you lie on that side in bed? If so, you might have a torn rotator cuff. Many patients are able to relieve their symptoms using conservative treatments, but in some cases, rotator cuff repair surgery is necessary. Fortunately, if you need surgery and you’re in Durham, North Carolina, or a surrounding area, you can turn to North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic for treatment. Our skilled shoulder surgeons have extensive experience performing rotator cuff repairs.
What Does a Rotator Cuff Repair Procedure Involve?
The rotator cuff is made up of muscles and tendons that connect the humerus (upper arm bone) to the scapula (shoulder blade). If one of the tendons is completely torn, rotator cuff repair surgery generally involves reattaching the torn tendon to the humerus. If the tendon is only partially torn, however, surgery may be limited to debridement, which involves removing the damaged pieces of tissue. In many cases, we’re able to perform rotator cuff repairs using a minimally invasive approach, which can significantly shorten your recovery time.
Schedule an Appointment
If you think that you might be a candidate for rotator cuff repair surgery, contact North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic today to schedule an appointment at our office in Durham, NC. During your consultation, one of our skilled orthopedists will learn about your symptoms, perform a physical examination, and let you know whether surgery is in your best interests. If it’s not, he or she will recommend a course of treatment that’s better suited to your specific condition.