Shoulder Procedures

Rotator Cuff Repair

For surgical rotator cuff repair, it is a procedure that aims to re-attach the torn tendon to the head of the humerus or upper arm bone. Depending on the severity of the tear complete reattachment through stitching may not be needed. A trimming or smoothing out procedure could be recommended.

There are several surgical options that your doctor will discuss and walk you through the differences:

 

  • Open Repair
  • Arthroscopic Repair
  • Mini-Open Repair

SLAP Repair

Surgery for a SLAP repair is a procedure to repair a specific type of labral tear within the shoulder joint. A SLAP tear occurs where the bicep tendon attaches to the labrum on the top of the shoulder socket. When a SLAP tear is causing pain that doesn’t reduce or improve with non-surgical treatment surgery may be needed.

Pain and loss of function with the shoulder are the main indications for why a surgical SLAP repair is performed. The tear can be caused by an acute injury or chronic use. Depending on those factors plus your age, health, and level of activity you are aiming to return back to, surgery main be indicated.

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