ROTATOR CUFF SURGERY

Rotator Cuff Surgery

What is a Rotator Cuff?

YOUR ROTATOR CUFF IS A STABILIZER FOR THE BALL AND SOCKET JOINT. IT ALSO HOLDS YOUR SHOULDER IN PLACE AND IS MADE UP OF TENDONS AND MUSCLES. 
This joint allows your shoulder to move in all kinds of directions. Dr. Grant provides rotator cuff surgery to help relieve any pain and discomfort associated with rotator cuff injuries. Shoulder injuries are common and pain could be due to the following:

• Strains/tears in your rotator cuff • Inflammation of the bursa, also known as bursitis • Inflammation of the tendons, also known as tendinitis

What are Common Risk Factors?

Some Rotator Cuff injuries occur over time from Wear and Tear,while others maybe due to a specific injury.Construction Workers, Painters etc...are at risk for Rotator Cuff Injuries.  

Age is another common risk factor. Over time, our joints become worn down and are more susceptible to injury. The risk of injury increases over time, especially for people over the age of 40. For more information about common risk factors associated with a rotator cuff injury, contact Dr. Grant. 
What Happens During the Surgery?
If surgery is required, you may need to undergo an arthroscopy procedure and/or open surgery, depending on your specific injury. The surgery may involve shaving off bone spurs and/or repairing torn tendons or muscles. The goal of this surgery is to improve the functionality of your shoulder while also doing everything we can to help relieve any shoulder pain you may be feeling. 

Dr. Grant has performed shoulder surgery on numerous patients throughout his 32 year career and is happy to provide comprehensive orthopaedic services to you. Call today to schedule a consultation.
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