Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair

The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons in the shoulder that work together to provide stability and mobility. Injuries to the rotator cuff are common and can result from overuse, trauma, or degeneration over time.

What is Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair?

Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to treat tears or damage to the rotator cuff. Unlike traditional open surgery, which requires a large incision and extensive muscle dissection, arthroscopic repair is performed through small incisions using specialized instruments and a tiny camera called an arthroscope.

Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair

The Benefits of Arthroscopic Repair

  • Minimally Invasive: Small incisions reduce trauma to surrounding tissues, leading to less pain and faster recovery.
  • Precise Visualization: The arthroscope provides clear, magnified images of the shoulder joint, allowing the surgeon to accurately assess the extent of the injury and perform repairs with precision.
  • Faster Recovery: Patients typically experience shorter hospital stays and quicker return to normal activities compared to open surgery.
  • Reduced Risk of Complications: Minimally invasive techniques minimize the risk of infection, blood loss, and other complications associated with traditional surgery.

Double row Rotator Cuff Repair Procedure

The double row rotator cuff repair is a surgical technique used to fix a torn rotator cuff, a group of muscles and tendons that stabilize the shoulder joint. Unlike the traditional single row repair, the double row method uses two rows of sutures to secure the tendon to the bone, providing a more robust and stable repair.

Double row Rotator Cuff Repair Procedure

Why Opt for a Double Row Rotator Cuff Repair Procedure?

  • Enhanced Healing: The double row technique provides a more secure and comprehensive repair of the torn tendon, promoting better healing and tissue integration.
  • Increased Strength: By anchoring the tendon at multiple points, this method ensures greater tensile strength, reducing the risk of re-tear and providing long-term durability.
  • Improved Functionality: Patients often experience better shoulder function and range of motion post-surgery, allowing for a quicker return to daily activities and sports.
  • Reduced Pain: Enhanced repair stability can lead to less postoperative pain and a smoother recovery process.
  • Better Anatomical Restoration: The double row technique more closely mimics the natural anatomy of the rotator cuff, resulting in a more anatomically accurate repair.

Recovery and Rehabilitation

Rotator Cuff Tear Recovery Exercise

Following surgery, patients typically undergo a structured rehabilitation program to restore strength, flexibility, and function to the shoulder. This may involve:

  • Physical Therapy: Targeted exercises to improve range of motion and strengthen the muscles surrounding the shoulder joint.
  • Gradual Return to Activities: Patients are advised to gradually resume normal activities, avoiding heavy lifting or strenuous movements during the initial recovery period.
  • Follow-up Care: Regular follow-up visits with the surgeon to monitor progress and address any concerns.

Patient Testimonials

My shoulder surgery – Arthroscopic Rotator cuff repair was done about 3 months ago. I have fully recovered with full movement and no pain. Thanks Dr Mohit Kukreja.

- Israr Ahmed Ansari

Thanks to Dr. Mohit Kukreja, I had a successful surgery in Aug 23, Arthroscopic Rotator cuff with open biceps tenodesis for Rotator Cuff and Biceps tear. He is very helpful in explaining the process, at times when I was doubtful about the surgery, he gave the right confidence. Post surgery also he was understanding and helped me. Now I am back to my yoga practice thanks to sir, I would recommend his services whoever needs help in shoulder, knee issues. Best wishes to him and his team

- Thevar Uday

Is Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair Right for You?

If you’re experiencing shoulder pain or limited mobility due to a rotator cuff injury, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair may offer an effective solution. To learn more about this minimally invasive procedure and determine if it’s the right option for you, schedule a consultation with our experienced team today.