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Rotator Cuff Repair Treatment & Diagnostics in Chunni Ganj, Kanpur

Rotator Cuff Repair

The combination of muscles and tendons that connects the upper arm bone and the humerus to the shoulder blades is known as the rotator cuff. Your upper arm bone is held properly in the shoulder socket with the help of the rotator cuff. Supraspinatus, infraspinatus, the teres minor, and the subscapularis are the four muscles that are present at the rotator cuff. The tendons link each muscle to the rotator cuff. The rotator cuff surgery is performed to treat tears in these tendons.

Who needs Rotator Cuff Repair?

Rotator cuff repair is performed when you injure your rotator cuffs. You can injure your rotator cuffs by tearing your tendon while playing sports like baseball, cricket, etc. Swimmers are also prone to such injuries. The type of symptoms varies depending on the injury. You can observe swelling and pain in case you overuse the rotary cuff. A serious injury like a tear in the rotator cuff needs surgery. Some of the symptoms for which you need rotator cuff repair:

  • You will have shoulder weakness and be unable to perform daily tasks.
  • Pain and problem in moving your shoulder.
  • Your shoulder joint's range of motion will reduce.
  • You will also experience pain and difficulty while lifting, pushing, or reaching.
  • Prolonged pain for more than 3-4 months.
  • Increase in pain while taking rest or sleeping.

You may also form bursitis where the liquid-filled sac between the rotator cuff and shoulder joint swells and causes pain and irritation.

Generally, physiotherapy in Kanpur and pain medications are enough to treat small injuries, but in case of a serious tear in the tendon surgery is recommended.

What Risks Present?

Generally, rotator cuff repair surgery in Kanpur is safe, and in most cases, it can be cured through physical therapy and medications. The medications and the surgery both carry risks such as:

  • You can have breathing issues.
  • The operated area can get infected
  • Bleeding and blood clots are also some of the possibilities.
  • In some severe cases even after surgery, the affected area causes pain and irritation.
  • In the surgical procedure your blood vessels, nerve, and tendon can get injured.

How to prepare

Inform your doctor about the type of medications you are taking and discuss the procedure. Your doctor may ask you to stop taking blood thinners 2 weeks before the surgery. Your health condition will be checked before the surgery and you will be asked to give your medical history report. Other such procedures are:

  • Report about your addictions such as smoking, drinking, etc. to your doctor.
  • If you smoke you need to stop it as it slows the recovery process, drinking and other tobacco usages must also be avoided.
  • If you develop any kind of flu or illness before the surgery always report it to your doctor.
  • You will be instructed about the type of foods and medicines you can eat.

Procedure

Before the surgery starts you will be given either general or local anesthesia. General anesthesia is given during rotator cuff repair surgery to put you in a controlled state of unconsciousness and relax your muscles. This prevents you from moving and feeling any pain during the operation. Local anesthesia only numbs the particular area. The procedure is done either by large or small incisions. The doctor will put a camera in one incision and make 2-3 more small incisions and operate the damaged tendon or replace it. Once the damaged portion is operated the incisions will be closed using sutures.

After the procedure

After the surgery you there will be a decrease in pain and swelling. Taking adequate rest and wearing a shoulder immobilizer is very good for fast recovery. Normally, it takes about 3-4 months to recover depending upon the damage and the extent of the surgery. Physiotherapy and proper medication can help you recover. Try not to push or lift any heavy objects.

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Conclusion

Rotator cuff repair surgery is performed when there is damage to the tendon in the rotator cuff. The surgery is very safe and has very few risks. Generally, physiotherapy and pain medications are enough to treat small injuries, but in case of a serious tear in the tendon surgery is recommended.

What to do and not do after rotator cuff repair surgery?

Try to minimize the movement of your shoulder. Pulling or pushing should be avoided. Do not remove the stitches by yourself and do not travel anywhere without informing your doctor.

How long does it take to fully recover from rotary cuff surgery?

Normally, it takes about 3-4 months to recover depending upon the damage and the extent of the surgery. Physiotherapy and proper medication can help you recover. Try not to push or lift any heavy objects.

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