Shoulder surgery is sometimes necessary to treat rotator cuff injuries such as rotator cuff tears. For example, if the rotator cuff injury is accompanied with a decrease in strength of the affected shoulder joint then the injury may require surgery.
There are three different types of shoulder surgery for rotator cuff injuries. These are
1. Open rotator cuff repair
2. Mini open rotator cuff repair
3. Arthroscopic surgery
In my next posts I will examine these different types of rotator cuff surgery in more detail.