Posts Tagged: rotator cuff surgery

10 Facts about Rotator Cuff Injuries and Repair

Your shoulders are important body parts that should be treated with care; however, the amount of work you make your shoulder do every day often goes unconsidered. This can sometimes result in an injury. Rotator cuffs are involved in most shoulder injuries. Rotator cuff injuries and tears are one of the most common injuries to… Read more »

Returning to Sports at the Age of 70

Can you return back to sporting activities if you have a rotator cuff repair when you are older than age 70? This specific question was answered through an article published at the Stedman Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colorado. The research study specifically looked at patients who are recreational athletes over age 70, that underwent rotator cuff… Read more »

Rotator Cuff Repair Techniques

Your rotator cuff includes your shoulder muscles and tendons that allow your shoulder to move and keep your arm stable. Sometimes your rotator cuff gets torn, either from an injury, or wear and tear that happens over an extended period of time. If your rotator cuff is injured, you may need rotator cuff repair. This… Read more »

Rotator Cuff Repair and Range of Motion – Info from Louisville Orthopedic

Research on Rotator Cuff Repair and Range of Motion Following Surgery, published in Orthopedics, and lead by Dr. J. D. Harris (2013) and colleagues, examined 274 male and female patients following rotator cuff tear repair. Rotator cuff tears range from small to large in size.  Findings included the following: Large tears were stiffer in forward… Read more »

Can Bone Marrow Cells Improve the Healing of Rotator Cuff Repairs? Learn More from Louisville Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Stacie Grossfeld

The progression and future significant advances in orthopaedic surgery will most likely come from our understanding of stem cells, bone marrow derived cells and other factors at the cellular level to assist in recovering from orthopedic surgery, treatment of tendinitis and treatment of osteoarthritis (OA). An interesting article was published in the Journal of Shoulder… Read more »

Findings at the time of Shoulder Surgery that can determine Rotator Cuff Surgery Success or Failure

The surgical repair of a rotator cuff tear has failure rates ranging from 20 to 90 percent. Even if the surgeon performs a technically perfect surgery some rotator cuff repairs will fail.  Failure is defined as a recurrent tear. Shoulder surgeons are unsure if the cuff repair never heals or it heals and then quickly… Read more »