Whether you have recently injured your rotator cuff or it happened many years ago, you may require a rotator cuff repair in order to fully restore your joint health. Rotator cuff repair can be used to correct minor tears or reattach fully torn tissue. You may be a candidate for this type of procedure if you are suffering from persistent shoulder pain, joint weakness and/or decreased range of motion.
At Advanced Regenerative Orthopedics, we will avoid traditional open shoulder surgery whenever possible and opt, instead, for a much less invasive arthroscopic procedure. The benefits of choosing to have your shoulder surgery performed arthroscopically are numerous and include a quicker recovery time, less pain and minimal scarring. During an arthroscopic shoulder surgery, one very small incision (less than ½ of an inch) is used to insert a camera, so your orthopedic surgeon can see your entire joint without the need for the large scars that are normally caused by more traditional open shoulder surgeries. Using a few more very small incisions, our surgeon will be able to insert the surgical instruments necessary to complete your joint repair.
Before we will recommend you for a surgical repair, we will first determine if alternative treatment options might be a suitable solution for you. Advanced Regenerative Orthopedics offers several non-surgical treatment options. One of our more successful treatments, stem cell therapy, can:
- Greatly reduce joint pain
- Increase your range of motion
- Improve your quality of life
Our surgical team will never recommend a full rotator cuff repair if you can restore your joint health with non-surgical interventions, so if you live in Tampa, Brandon, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Lakeland or the neighboring regions and are suffering from shoulder pain or a recent rotator cuff injury, please contact us today and schedule an appointment with one of our high quality orthopedic surgeons. After a full examination, we can provide you with the optimal treatment plan to bring you the pain relief you deserve.