Definition of Rotator cuff repair
Rotator cuff repair is a type of surgery to fix a torn tendon in the shoulder. The procedure can be done with a large (“open”) incision or with , which uses small button-hole sized incisions.
Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; and C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 7/10/2009