Medically reviewed by board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Nic Gay, MD and Dr. Kerisimasi Reynolds, MD
Rotator Cuff Tears Repair Surgery
When the rotator cuff tears, surgery is usually required to repair the damage. A procedure to re-attach the tendon where it has torn, at the head of the humerus, is performed in most cases. Another procedure, known as debridement, is used to treat minor to moderate rotator cuff tears. Dr. Nic Gay or Dr. Masi Reynolds will trim and smooth the affected area to repair damage.
If you have suffered a complete tear of the rotator cuff, stitching the tendon where it was naturally attached is an effective treatment option. In all cases, the team at Silicon Valley Orthopaedics will carry out a clinical examination to determine the nature and severity of your shoulder injury before recommending repair options.
Dr. Nic Gay and Dr. Masi Reynolds are specialist orthopedic surgeons with extensive experience in performing rotator cuff reconstruction surgeries. We aim to repair the damage to the tendon using the most conservative approach possible. While surgery is often a necessary treatment path, Silicon Valley Orthopaedics is committed to using procedures that preserve the integrity of the joint.
Specialist Rotator Cuff Care in California
Silicon Valley Orthopaedics will provide specialist rotator cuff care to relieve pain and other symptoms associated with a tear. Dr. Nic Gay and Dr. Masi Reynolds use a clinical examination process that is individualized to the patient. Your lifestyle, home and working life are taken into consideration, along with any relevant medical history.
Surgery is typically recommended for a rotator cuff tear when conventional treatment fails to bear effective results. Your doctor will also rely on the results of a clinical examination, which may include imaging tests, to determine the best treatment options to optimize positive outcomes.
For an appointment with a specialist orthopedic surgeon in California, contact Silicon Valley Orthopaedics