Rotator cuff repair
Surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff tendon usually involves removing loose fragments of tendon, bursa and other debris from the space in the shoulder where the rotator cuff moves (debridement), making more room for the rotator cuff tendon so it is not pinched or irritated. If necessary, this includes shaving bone or removing bone spurs from the point of the shoulder blade (subacromial smoothing), sewing the torn edges of the supraspinatus tendon together and to the top of the upper arm bone (humerus).
Providence Orthopedic Institute offers professional treatment for adults and children in the following areas: joint reconstruction and revisions, foot and ankle injuries, hand and upper extremity surgery, fracture care, trauma care and sports injuries. We use a variety of assessment and treatment tools to establish an accurate diagnosis quickly and develop a care plan that is tailored to the needs of each patient.