Rotator Cuff Repair
This video offers and inside look at successful rotator cuff repair surgery.
Through kassmanorthopedics.com and our social media sites we are committed to sharing information about joint health and when necessary joint repair or joint replacement.
Understanding your surgical options is important to anyone who is suffering from joint pain. Our information will come in several formats. Video is often an effective way to convey information and increase understanding.
In our initial video, “Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair”, we are taking an up close look at a procedure common in our practice. This video, like all the others, is a real procedure performed by Dr. Kassman.
This video of an arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair highlights the basic elements of this shoulder procedure. This is done in a way that a lay person or non-physician can easily follow. Common questions about arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair like, “how do you repair it and what exactly is the rotator cuff?” are answered.
The patient is a 50 year old gentleman who injured his shoulder lifting a heavy object. He felt a distinct “pop” and developed severe pain about the shoulder as well as decreased strength and inability to lift his arm overhead.
We believe that understanding how that repair is done will help patients better understand the reasons for their specific post-operative rehab plan. With a better understanding of the surgery and the rehab plan they are more able to follow any post-surgical restrictions and participate in required exercises. The rotator cuff repair, like other “repair” surgery, is in our estimation like planting a tree. The tree can be secured initially with a stake but it is not truly secure until it puts out roots. With the rotator cuff it can be stitched or staked to the bone but it is truly secure only when the rotator cuff tissue has “rooted” into the prepared bone. It is necessary that this rotator cuff repair heals back to the bone for the procedure to be successful.
With the insights from this video patients will understand what their surgery involves and how they can participate effectively in their rehabilitation.
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