ROTATOR CUFF TEAR
The Rotator Cuff is the primary muscular unit that provides stability and function to the shoulder. It is crucial for a healthy shoulder to maintain an intact rotator cuff. Partial tears may, at times, heal without surgical intervention but full thickness tears must be repaired.
Most RTC tears can be treated and repaired arthroscopically; only the most severe and difficult tears require an open incision. A diligent rehabilitation program is necessary after surgery but an excellent outcome can be expected following a successful repair.