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Rotator Cuff Repair

Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair

Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair is a minimally invasive surgery performed through tiny incisions, about 1 cm each, with an arthroscope.

The arthroscope is a small fiber-optic viewing instrument made up of a tiny lens, light source and video camera. The surgical instruments used in arthroscopic surgery are very small (only 3 or 4 mm in diameter) but appear much larger when viewed through an arthroscope.

The television camera attached to the arthroscope displays the image of the joint on a television screen, allowing the surgeon to look throughout the shoulder-at cartilage, ligaments, and the rotator cuff. The surgeon can determine the amount or type of injury, and then repair or correct the problem.

Other Shoulder Procedure Topics:

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  • Texas Orthopaedic Association
  • Texas Medical Association
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
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