Rotator Cuff Surgery from Orthopedic Physicians in Louisville, KY
Rotator cuff surgery from board-certified and highly experienced orthopedic physicians is available at Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic – an independently owned practice that merges world-class treatment with compassionate and friendly service. Our team includes sports medicine specialists and shoulder surgeons who provide outstanding care to patients with all types of shoulder injuries, including shoulder tendon tears.
What does rotator cuff surgery involve?
The rotator cuff is a group of tendons and muscles that help hold the components of the shoulder joint securely in place while still allowing for a wide range of motion. Sometimes, the tendons of the rotator cuff can be stretched or torn due to repeated strenuous movements or a sudden force. When this happens, rotator cuff surgery to repair damaged tendons and reattach them to the bone may be recommended.
There are multiple approaches that can be taken to rotator cuff surgery. Some patients may be candidates for arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, which can be performed through a very small incision using specially designed instruments. More complex tears may require an open or mini-open approach, which involves making a slightly larger surgical incision. No matter the technique, rotator cuff surgery is viewed as a highly successful operation that can provide substantial relief from shoulder pain and stiffness.
Contact Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic to speak with a physician about the potential benefits of rotator cuff surgery and whether or not it is right for you. We are proud to serve adolescents, adults, and seniors throughout Louisville and surrounding communities.