What is Rotator-cuff Surgery?

Category: Surgeries

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A tear of the rotator cuff is an injury to the tendons of the shoulder muscles. There are several surgical procedures that are possible for rotator cuff treatment. The three most common procedures are an open repair, mini-open repair and arthroscopic repair.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain in right shoulder 16 5
Pain in shoulder(s) 8 0
Pain in left shoulder 7 6
Rotator cuff syndrome 3 3
Arthritis pain 1 3
Pain in upper back 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 4
Moderate 0
Mild 2
None 5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Rotator-cuff Surgery

Side effect Patients
Pain 3
Limited range of motion 2
Pain in shoulder(s) 2
Joint crackling (crepitus) 1
Pain in left shoulder 1
Weakness in arm(s) 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently having Rotator-cuff Surgery

Dosage Patients
one time 1

Duration

Currently having Rotator-cuff Surgery

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped having Rotator-cuff Surgery

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 35
6 months - 1 year 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 8
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 5
Somewhat hard to take 4
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 8
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Rotator-cuff Surgery.