Shoulder Rotator Cuff Tear

Rotator cuffs can get larger over time if left untreated. Luckily, Onward Orthopedics are rotator cuff tear experts.


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How is a Rotator Cuff Tear treated?



One of the most important parts of your shoulder, the rotator cuff is a group of four muscles and a handful of tendons that hold your shoulder in place. The rotator cuff protects your shoulder joint while allowing you to lift your arm, throw a ball, swing a racket, and even paint. Tears to this region of the shoulder are common results of daily wear and tear, especially from overuse in sports.


If treated soon enough, conservative care such as physical therapy, steroid injections or anti-inflammatory medication may relieve the pain. However, if you are a very active individual and experience continued pain, Onward Orthopedics physicians may recommend minimally invasive rotator cuff repair surgery, such as shoulder arthroscopy.


Symptoms of a Rotator Cuff Tear

Pain at rest and at night, especially if lying on the hurt shoulder
Pain when lifting and lowering your arm
Weakness when lifting or rotating your arm
Crackling sensations when moving your shoulder in certain positions

 What is Shoulder Arthroscopy?

Shoulder arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that allows an orthopedic surgeon to view the shoulder joint without making a large incision through the skin and soft tissues. During the procedure, the surgeon uses a small camera, called an arthroscope, to guide tiny surgical instruments throughout the joint to help diagnose and treat injuries.

Benefits of Shoulder Arthroscopy

Smaller incisions
Minimal trauma to surrounding tissue
Less pain
Faster recovery
Lower infection rate
Less scarring
Outpatient procedure

Why Choose Onward Orthopedics to Repair Your Rotator Cuff?

Onward Orthopedics will ensure you’re matched with an expert in rotator cuff repair. Our partner physicians are all board-certified in orthopedic surgery and have abundant experience repairing torn ligaments and damaged cartilage in the shoulder for professional athletes and weekend warriors alike.


With Onward Orthopedics, you also gain concierge-style service. This includes access to a Patient Care Manager who will help verify your insurance, schedule your appointments, follow-up with the doctor, and even prepare you for surgery.

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