Saturday, December 26, 2015

How Do We Repair the Rotator Cuff?

Rotator cuff tears are a very common problem in the older, active population.  If you are like most people, you know someone that has been through shoulder surgery to repair the torn tendons but do you know how it was done?  Check out this animation from the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine that explains the principles behind repairing a rotator cuff tear.

Diagram of the shoulder, including the rotator cuff