During open rotator cuff repair, tears in the tendons of the rotator cuff are fixed.
Also Known As:
- Rotator cuff surgery
- Shoulder surgery
Conditions Treated with Open Rotator Cuff Repair:
Open rotator cuff repair is utilized in order to treat tears in the rotator cuff.
Non-surgical alternatives to open rotator cuff repair include rest, physical therapy, judicious subacromial cortisone injections, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications. A surgical alternative to open rotator cuff repair is to repair the rotator cuff arthroscopically.
Anesthesia with Open Rotator Cuff Repair:
Open rotator cuff repair is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.
Potential Complications from Open Rotator Cuff Repair:
Possible risks following open rotator cuff repair include infection, nerve damage, vascular damage and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible for the patient to experience loss of range of motion in the shoulder.
Prognosis after Open Rotator Cuff Repair:
The prognosis for a positive end result following open rotator cuff repair is good. About 80 to 90 percent of patients have a good outcome.
Recovery from Open Rotator Cuff Repair:
The total recovery time for open rotator cuff repair is three to six months.