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Open Rotator Cuff Repair

Posted On: 04-22-2015
Open Rotator Cuff Repair

What is Open Rotator Cuff Repair?

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.

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to Open Rotator Cuff Repair:

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.

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