Rotator Cuff Repair

The rotator cuff consists of muscles and tendons that hold the shoulder in place. It is one of the most important parts of the shoulder. The rotator cuff allows a person to lift his/her arm and reach up. An injury to the rotator cuff, such as a tear, may happen suddenly when falling on an outstretched hand or develop over time due to repetitive activities. Rotator cuff degeneration and tears may also be caused by aging.

Diagnostic procedures may include the following:


Surgical techniques that may be used to repair a tear of the rotator cuff include arthroscopy, open surgery, or a combination of both. The goal of rotator cuff repair surgery is to help restore the function and flexibility of the shoulder and to relieve the pain that cannot be controlled by other treatments.

After Surgery/Recovery

Physical Therapy is a critical part of complete recovery. Our doctors recommend DMC's Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, with 30 convenient locations across southeastern Michigan. To find one near you, click here. 

Non-Operative Sports Medicine Specialists 
Britta Anderson, DO
(Offices in Warren, Detroit, Plymouth & Farmington Hills)
Tariq Awan, DO
(Offices in Detroit, Warren, Farmington Hills & Dearborn)
Sadiq Haque, DO 
(Offices in Detroit, Novi, Warren, Farmington Hills & Dearborn)

Expert Shoulder Orthopaedic Surgeons

Stephen Lemos, M.D. Ph.D.
(Offices in Warren, Farmington Hills & Dearbron)
Todd Frush, M.D.
(Office in Plymouth)
Henry Goitz, M.D.
(Office in Warren)
Robert Kohen, M.D.
(Office in Warren)
Jeffery Michaelson, M.D.
(Office in Warren)
Gary Gilyard, M.D. (Office in Warren)

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