Rotator Cuff Tear

Dr. Nigro uses an advanced all-arthroscopic technique for rotator cuff repair. During surgery, several small incisions are made in the shoulder. A high-definition fiber-optic camera is inserted into the shoulder to directly view the injury to the rotator cuff, labrum, cartilage and bone surfaces.

Torn Tendon
Small tools are used to prepare the tendon and attachment site on the humerus bone. Small channels are created into the humerus attachment site which allow bone marrow and stem cells to assist in the healing of the tendon. The torn rotator cuff tendon is repaired small biocomposite "anchors" into the bone. These are small screws that have high-tensile strength suture attached to allow for tendon repair to the bone. The torn tendons are stitched with the sutures and secured with a double-row technique. This double-row technique allows the full "footprint" or attachment site of the rotator cuff to be reestablished. This gives the strongest type of repair that restores the anatomic rotator cuff footprint, allowing patients to rehabilitate their shoulder with confidence.

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