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Open Rotator Cuff Repair

Surgery for repairing a tear in your rotator cuff often includes re-attaching your tendon to that of the upper arm bone. Partial tears might simply need smoothing or trimming, while complete tears in the thick part of your tendon will need to have the two sides sutured back together. If you have torn your rotator cuff, you can schedule your surgery at an Ambulatory Surgery Center with I Need A Surgery.

How do I know if I need open rotator cuff repair?

If you have torn your rotator cuff and the pain isn’t improving with nonsurgical treatments, surgery might be the option for you. Continual pain is the main reasoning behind why people have surgery. Those who use their arms for sports and work will often need surgery as well. Other signs that shoulder surgery is in your future include:

  • Tears larger than three centimeters
  • Symptoms lasting for upwards of six months
  • Substantial weakness and limited functionality in the shoulder
  • Tears caused from a recent injury

How is the open rotator cuff repair procedure performed?

A surgical incision is needed when the tear is rather complex and large. It is made over your shoulder to detach the muscle and gain access to the tendon that was torn. During the shoulder surgery, the surgeon will remove spurs from underneath of the acromion. Open repairs are an excellent idea when the tear is larger in size or when tendon transfers are needed.

What is recovery like after an open rotator cuff repair?

After the surgical procedure, therapy will begin. In the beginning, you have to keep the tendon protected to promote healing. A sling is used for four to six weeks after the surgery. Even with the tear repaired, the arm muscles are still going to be weak. A therapist can help you perform passive exercises to increase movement in the shoulder. The therapist will provide support to the arm while moving it around. These exercises often begin about four to six weeks following surgery.

After completing passive exercises, you will progress to active exercises. Moving your own muscles is going to help increase strength and control in your arm. Around two to three months out, the therapist will get you started on a strengthening program. Complete recovery can take quite a few months. Rehabilitation is one of the keys to success.

How much does an open rotator cuff repair cost?

I Need A Surgery can get you the procedure through the Surgery Center Network for $6,760, versus having to pay $67,600 if you were to book the procedure through the hospital on your own. Pricing is exclusive of any implants or other hardware and is only an average. Your actual cost might be higher or lower.

Schedule your open rotator cuff repair with I Need A Surgery

Instead of feeling as if you are restricted in how well you can move your arm, you can take control with a surgery scheduled through I Need A Surgery today.

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