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Understanding Rotator Cuff Tears

The rotator cuff, comprised of four muscles and tendons, stabilizes the shoulder joint and facilitates a wide range of arm movements. Tears in these structures occur due to acute injuries, repetitive motion, or gradual degeneration over time. Common signs of tears include persistent shoulder pain during arm movement, weakness or difficulty lifting the arm overhead, limited range of shoulder motion, and crackling or popping sensations in the shoulder.

These tears can range from minor frays to complete tendon ruptures, with severity and symptoms depending on the extent of damage. Minor frays typically manifest milder symptoms, while complete ruptures lead to severe pain and limited mobility. Regardless of severity, these tears impact everyday activities, making simple tasks like reaching overhead difficult. Proper treatment addresses the underlying cause, and early intervention can prevent further tendon degeneration.

Treatment Options for Rotator Cuff Tears

Hart Orthopedics offers a comprehensive range of rotator cuff tear treatments. We tailor the approach to each patient’s specific needs. Treatment options for rotator cuff tears vary depending on the severity of the tear, the patient’s overall health, and their lifestyle needs. For minor tears or strains, conservative approaches may be effective. These can include rest, ice, anti-inflammatory medications, and physical therapy. Physical therapy focuses on strengthening the muscles around the shoulder joint, improving flexibility, and restoring range of motion.

In cases where conservative methods fail to provide relief or for more severe tears, surgical intervention may be necessary. There are several surgical techniques available, ranging from arthroscopic procedures to open surgery, depending on the extent of the tear and the patient’s individual circumstances. Arthroscopic surgery is minimally invasive and involves using small incisions and a tiny camera to repair the tear.

In some instances, particularly for large or irreparable tears, a tendon transfer or joint replacement surgery may be recommended. Tendon transfers involve moving a healthy tendon from another part of the body to replace the damaged rotator cuff tendon.

Why Choose Hart Orthopedics' Shoulder Treatment Services?

  • Specialized Expertise: Dr. Jeffrey Hart, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, brings with him extensive expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of rotator cuff tears.
  • Advanced Techniques: Our team performs minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures to ensure precise and effective treatment. We employ advanced techniques such as all-arthroscopic rotator cuff repair and superior capsular reconstruction.
  • Personalized Care: Our team delivers care centered around the patient, taking into account their individual needs, goals, and lifestyle. Through careful consideration, we tailor treatment plans to suit each patient’s specific circumstances.
  • Comprehensive Support: We offer comprehensive patient support from initial evaluation through post-operative rehabilitation. We provide helpful guidance throughout the recovery journey. Our physical therapists create tailored rehab programs that restore range of motion and strength.
  • Safe Treatment Options: We see to it that patients get a safe and effective treatment option, so that they can get back to their normal daily activities as quickly as possible.

If you have any inquiries about rotator cuff tear surgery, do not hesitate to contact us today.