Rotator Cuff Repair Options
Rotator cuff repair through WorldMed Assist is a unique approach to first-class medical care. Our association with high quality hospitals in the US and abroad (which take part in initiatives introduced by US hospitals, including Johns Hopkins and Harvard Medical) makes surgical procedures at reasonable rates possible for everyone. Our case managers, all medically trained, organize every aspect of your procedure and have helped many patients receive medical intervention within a reasonable time.
Most importantly, we provide you with a personal touch from start until well after your return home.
Options for quality rotator cuff repair surgery include:
- Rotator Cuff Repairin the U.S.
- Rotator Cuff Repair Mexico
- Rotator Cuff Repair Turkey
- Rotator Cuff Repair India
We also provide information on costs:
What is rotator cuff repair?
In order to repair a torn rotator cuff, the surgeon reattaches the damaged tendon (or tendons) to the upper arm (humerus).
This surgery involves several key steps:
- In order to gain access to the injured rotator cuff, the surgeon makes a two- to three-inch incision in the shoulder, then cuts through the deltoid muscle. If an arthroscopic surgery can be performed, the incision will only be the size of a buttonhole.
- The surgeon removes any scar tissue that has built up on the tendon.
- The surgeon carves a small trough at the top of the upper arm, then drills small holes through the bone.
- Finally, the surgeon sews the tendon to the bone, with the sutures going through the tiny holes in the upper arm. (Sometimes a surgeon will use permanent anchors to attach the tendon to bone.)
During this operation, the surgeon also removes bone spurs and releases any ligaments that are pressing on the tendon. If a bursa is inflamed, the surgeon excises or removes it. The surgeon also may remove a small portion of the acromion to make sure the repaired rotator cuff has enough room to move. The surgery will take anywhere from 30-90 minutes and can be done on an outpatient basis, but our partner hospitals overseas will usually keep you admitted in the hospital for a couple of days. Afterwards, the patient’s arm is placed in a sling. With time, healing occurs, as scar tissue connects the tendon to bone. Because tendons receive such poor blood supply, this is a slow process.
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