Re-attaching of the torn rotator cuff tendon to the bone closes the tear. Any bony fragments or spurs are also removed during the procedure. The deltoid muscle is again sutured together. Then the tissues under the skin, and finally the skin are closed.
The results of open rotator cuff surgery provide are generally very good, but disadvantages are that compared to arthroscopic surgery the postoperative pain can be worse, and recovery and rehabilitation takes longer.