Rotator Cuff Arthropathy

(are-throp’-a-thee)

A condition of the shoulder that involves both a massive rotator cuff tear and debilitating arthritis with loss of cartilage.

Causes

  • The rotator cuff muscles may be torn due to an injury (fall, accident), aging, overuse (sport or occupational) or severe arthritis.
  • Rotator Cuff tears that go untreated can also lead to arthritis as the lack of muscular support allows the bones to rub against each other.

 Symptoms

  • Severe pain with rotation and rising of the arm

Treatment

A Reversed Total Joint Replacement

  • Non repairable massive rotator cuff tear arthropathy.
  • When pain and immobility prevent even minimal activities of daily living
  • Failed previous shoulder surgery or replacement.

Advancements in technology continue to revolutionize medicine. Surgery is now more precise and more specialized than ever before resulting in streamlined procedures, improved outcomes, and shorter recovery time.

Shoulder surgery represents just this kind of specialization. Thanks to a new prosthesis and new surgical techniques, shoulder surgery has become a boon to patients by dramatically reducing pain and discomfort and returning substantial movement to the shoulder.

Over 14 million people a year visit doctors for shoulder problems. In the last decade, shoulder surgery has come a long way and now surgeons are able to treat conditions that were considered inoperable not so very long ago.

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