Partially Torn Rotator Cuff Treatment

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Phoenix, Arizona 85027
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Sports-related trauma and wear-and-tear are leading reasons why a patient may need torn rotator cuff treatment.

The rotator cuff is a series of muscles and tendons that are connected to the top of the humerus — the upper arm bone. Collectively, these muscles and tendons form a cuff at the shoulder joint.

As this video shows, torn rotator cuff treatment may be necessary when the supraspinatus tendon rubs against the underside of the acromion bone, and begins to wear down. The objective of torn rotator cuff treatment is to create more room for the tendon to glide under the acromion. To do so, part of the acromion is removed.

The orthopedics departments of John C. Lincoln Hospitals invite you to watch the following overview of torn rotator cuff treatment.