Mini open repair Rotator Cuff Surgery is a cross between the open and arthroscopic repair.
With Mini open repair the incision is only about 4 cm long. The deltoid muscle is not cut open in this method. Instead, an arthroscope is used to assess the damage and remove the bony fragments of spurs in the underside of the acromion.
Subsequently, the torn rotator cuff tendon is reattached to the humeral head. The incision is then closed in layers.
An advantage of mini open rotator cuff surgery is that recovery is generally quicker than with fully open surgery.