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When a patient has a fully torn rotator cuff, surgery may be needed to remove damaged rotator cuff tissue and reattach the healthy tissue — through suture and anchor — to the top of the humerus bone.
In another step in this rotator cuff tear surgery, part of the bone that wears against the rotator cuff (a bony feature called the acromion), is removed.
How fully torn rotator cuff surgery is performed depends upon the severity and scope of damage to the rotator cuff tendon.
The orthopedics departments of John C. Lincoln Hospitals invite you to watch the following overview of fully torn rotator cuff surgery.