Rotator Cuff Tear

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A Look at Rotator Cuff Injuries

The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that originate from the scapula (shoulder blade) and attach to the humerus (upper arm bone). It plays a crucial role in shoulder movement and stability, allowing you to lift and move your arm away from your body while keeping the ball of the upper arm bone in the socket. A rotator cuff tear occurs when one or more tendons of the rotator cuff muscles become partially or completely detached from the humerus bone. This can happen due to an acute injury, such as a fall or a heavy lifting, or a chronic overuse from repetitive overhead motions, such as those performed in sports like baseball or tennis. Age-related degeneration can also contribute to a tear.

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Symptoms of Rotator Cuff Tear

Rotator cuff tears can cause a range of symptoms, depending on the severity and location of the tear. Some common symptoms of rotator cuff tear include:

 Aching pain in the shoulder or upper arm is one of the most common symptoms of a rotator cuff tear. The pain may be constant or only present when you move your arm in certain positions.

You may experience weakness or a loss of strength in your shoulder, making it difficult to lift or carry objects.

You may have difficulty moving your shoulder and arm, especially when lifting or reaching overhead.

Some people with rotator cuff tears may hear a clicking or popping sound when moving their shoulder.

Sleeping on the affected shoulder can be difficult due to pain and discomfort.

What are the Types of Rotator Cuff Tears?

There are two main types of rotator cuff tears:

Partial Tear: In a partial tear, the tendon remains attached to the humerus bone but is frayed or partially torn. This type of tear may not cause significant symptoms and can often be managed conservatively.

Complete Tear: In a complete tear, the tendon separates completely from the bone, resulting in a hole or rip. This type of tear can cause significant pain, weakness, and loss of function, and may require surgical repair.

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Surgical Treatment Options for Rotator Cuff Tear

Surgical treatment options for rotator cuff tears are typically reserved for cases where non-surgical treatments have failed, or the tear is too severe to be treated with non-surgical methods. Here are the most common surgical treatment options for rotator cuff tears:

Arthroscopic Surgery

Arthroscopic surgery is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that involves making small incisions in the shoulder and using a camera and small instruments to repair the rotator cuff tear. The surgeon will insert an arthroscope, a tiny camera, into the shoulder joint, which transmits images to a monitor. 

Open Surgery

Open surgery is a traditional surgical method that involves making a large incision in the shoulder to repair the rotator cuff tear. This procedure is typically used for larger, more complex tears. Open surgery allows the surgeon to have a better view of the shoulder joint, which may be necessary for a successful repair.

Tissue Graft

In some cases, the rotator cuff tissue may be too damaged to repair, and a tissue graft may be required. During this procedure, the surgeon will take a small piece of tendon from another part of the body or from a donor and use it to replace the damaged rotator cuff tissue.

Shoulder Replacement

Shoulder replacement surgery is typically reserved for severe cases where the rotator cuff tear cannot be repaired. During this procedure, the damaged joint is replaced with an artificial joint. The artificial joint may be made of metal, plastic, or ceramic materials.

Why is Eva Hospital the Best Choice?

Experienced Orthopedic Surgeon

Our orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Tanveer Singh Bhutani, who specializes in the treatment of Rotator cuff injuries. He has access to advanced diagnostic and surgical equipment, which can help in accurate diagnosis and effective treatment of rotator cuff tears.

Advanced Surgical Techniques

Dr. Bhutani has expertise in arthroscopic surgery, which is a minimally invasive surgical technique used to repair rotator cuff tears. This technique involves making small incisions in the shoulder and using a tiny camera and surgical tools to repair the tear. Arthroscopic surgery is less invasive than traditional open surgery and can result in a quicker recovery time and less postoperative pain.

Personalized Treatment Plans

Eva Hospital believes in a personalized approach to patient care. We take the time to understand each patient’s unique needs and develop a treatment plan that is tailored to their specific condition and goals.


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Muskan Aggrawal

My rotator cuff tear was agonizing, but surgery at Eva Hospital  provided incredible relief. Recovery was challenging, but the results were worth it.

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Rukhsar Mansuri

Rotator cuff tear was hindering my daily life, but surgery and physical therapy got me back to full strength. Thanks to Dr. Bhutani

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Sneha Puri

Surgery for my rotator cuff tear was a success just because of Dr. Bhutani. I followed every advice  and now I'm pain-free and strong.

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Mahaveer Thakur

I thought I'd never lift weights again after my rotator cuff tear, but surgery and therapy brought me back to full strength. Choosing Eva Hospital was the best decision of my life

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Neeraj Singh

Rotator cuff tear was painful, but treatment done by Dr. Bhutani helped me regain my full range of motion.

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Tanmay Khurana

I was nervous about rotator cuff tear surgery, but Dr. Bhutani  put me at ease. I'm glad I have chosen Eva Hospital.

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Diya Gosh

Rotator cuff tear surgery and rehab were tough, but now my shoulder is stronger than ever before. I recommend Eva Hospital to everyone

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