Rotator cuff problems cause pain, slow you down, and limit your quality of life. At GoOrthopedic, with two offices in San Jose and Manteca, California, board-certified orthopedic surgeon Dr. Kalle Stidham has advanced training in shoulder arthroscopy and is uniquely positioned to fix all types of shoulder problems and get you back into your game of life. In the end, what matters is improving your quality of life. To see if you can benefit from rotator cuff repair, call the nearest office or book an appointment online today.
The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles and tendons that allow for the shoulder joint to work properly. A rotator cuff injury from degenerative wear over time can spontaneously start to be problematic. Some rotator cuff injuries are from sports, while others are caused by hard work or trauma like a fall or accident.
Regardless, rotator cuff injuries can cause pain and limit shoulder performance. A rotator cuff injury
tend to progress and get worse without proper orthopedic guidance.
Treatment is specific to your symptoms, lifestyle, and the severity of your rotator cuff damage. Not all rotator cuff problems need orthopedic surgery. But, when rotator cuff repair surgery is needed, it needs to be done with precision and with techniques that promote healing.
GoOrthopedic uses a proven minimally invasive (arthroscopic) approach to rotator cuff repair. With small incisions and use of high definition monitors, your surgeon can achieve better and more durable results than the standard.
Patients with symptomatic rotator cuff tears (that haven’t responded to nonsurgical treatments) are potential candidates for orthopedic surgery.
Some rotator cuff circumstances, like partial tears or irritation of the tendon called tendonitis, often respond favorably to conservative treatment pathways. Other circumstances, like long-standing partial tears or full thickness tears that are symptomatic, are good reasons to consider orthopedic surgical care.
Arthroscopic shoulder surgery means your GoOrthopedic surgeon uses small incisions to create portals for a camera to project the shoulder joint anatomy to a monitor. The rotator cuff tear is identified and stitched back, using tiny instruments and modern implants like suture anchors and biologics.
After your rotator cuff surgery, you’ll get to see the images of your rotator cuff repair and new shoulder.
Several major studies show that at least 90% of patients experience excellent results, with less pain, better physical function, and improved quality of life even five years after surgery.
GoOrthopedic takes the time to help you understand your injury, the surgery, and what to expect so you can get the most from your recovery.
If you’re interested in learning more about rotator cuff repair and discussing how it can help you, call the GoOrthopedic office nearest you or book an appointment online today.