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Rotator Cuff Repair

Rotator Cuff Repair

Rotator Cuff Repair

Rotator Cuff Repair

A tear in the rotator cuff is the separation of the tendons in the joint from the bone. It is not an uncommon injury and occurs in people of all ages. However, it usually occurs in individuals over 40 who engage in repeated overhead movements from sports, work or daily life activities. As people get older, the muscle and tendon tissue become less elastic, making them more susceptible to injury. A traumatic injury to the shoulder may also cause a tear. A torn rotator cuff will weaken your shoulder. This means that many daily activities, like combing your hair or getting dressed, may become painful and difficult to do.
Surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff most often involves re-attaching the tendon to the head of humerus (upper arm bone). A partial tear, however, may need only a trimming or smoothing procedure called a debridement. A complete tear is repaired by stitching the tendon back to its original site on the humerus. Our orthopedic surgeons perform the most advanced Rotator Cuff Repair procedures and enhance the results of the surgery by applying Platelet Rich Plasma before closing up, allowing patients to recover quicker and better.
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Below is a typical itinerary for someone undergoing Rotator Cuff Repair surgery with our orthopedic surgeons:
  • Day 1: Arrival to destination of surgery – pre-op consultations and tests – spend night in hotel
  • Day 2: Outpatient Surgery – spend night in hotel
  • Day 3: Rest and recover – spend night in hotel
  • Day 4: Follow-up consultation – Return home

Rotator Cuff Surgery Abroad

Choosing to undergo Rotator Cuff Repair surgery with our medical tourism orthopedic providers has several advantages:
  • It can save you up to 65% compared to U.S. prices
  • Highest quality with U.S. Trained orthopedic surgeons in Mexico
  • Best results with only FDA approved materials and implants
  • Our surgeons offer the latest surgery procedures and technology
Rotator Cuff Repair surgeries can cost as much as $18,000 USD in the U.S. without proper health insurance and wait times in Canada can be up to 3 years long. With Health & Wellness Bazaar, traveling to Mexico for Rotator Cuff Repair surgery is safe and easy and our surgery packages start at $6,000 USD, saving you up to 65% on the total cost of treatment with minimum to no wait time.
Our medical providers are able to offer such low pricing compared to the U.S. because of the low cost of land, labor, and materials in the destinations where they practice. The safety, quality, and efficacy of the Rotator Cuff Repair surgery is never compromised despite the low pricing and the patient experience is well beyond U.S. standards. Currently we have orthopedic surgeons in Tijuana, Monterrey, Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta, and Cancun, Mexico. Please contact us for more information.

How Does the Rotator Cuff Tear?

There are two main causes of rotator cuff tears: injury and degeneration.
  • Acute Tear: If you fall down on your outstretched arm or lift something too heavy with a jerking motion, you can tear your rotator cuff. This type of tear can occur with other shoulder injuries, such as a broken collarbone or dislocated shoulder.
  • Degenerative Tear: Most tears are the result of a wearing down of the tendon that occurs slowly over time. This degeneration naturally occurs as we age. Rotator cuff tears are more common in the dominant arm. If you have a degenerative tear in one shoulder, there is a greater risk for a rotator cuff tear in the opposite shoulder -- even if you have no pain in that shoulder.
Several factors contribute to degenerative, or chronic, rotator cuff tears.
  • Repetitive stress: Repeating the same shoulder motions again and again can stress your rotator cuff muscles and tendons. Baseball, tennis, rowing, and weightlifting are examples of sports activities that can put you at risk for overuse tears. Many jobs and routine chores can cause overuse tears, as well.
  • Lack of blood supply. As we get older, the blood supply in our rotator cuff tendons lessens. Without a good blood supply, the body's natural ability to repair tendon damage is impaired. This can ultimately lead to a tendon tear.
  • Bone spurs: As we age, bone spurs (bone overgrowth) often develop on the underside of the acromion bone. When we lift our arms, the spurs rub on the rotator cuff tendon. This condition is called shoulder impingement, and over time will weaken the tendon and make it more likely to tear.
The most common symptoms of a rotator cuff tear include:
  • Pain at rest and at night, particularly if lying on the affected shoulder
  • Pain when lifting and lowering your arm or with specific movements
  • Weakness when lifting or rotating your arm
  • Crepitus or crackling sensation when moving your shoulder in certain positions

The Rotator Cuff Repair Procedure

During a Rotator Cuff Repair surgery, your surgeon inserts a small camera, called an arthroscope, into your shoulder joint. The camera displays pictures on a video monitor, and your surgeon uses these images to guide miniature surgical instruments. Because the arthroscope and surgical instruments are thin, your surgeon can use very small incisions, rather than the larger incision needed for open surgery. This results in less pain for patients, less joint stiffness, and often shortens the time it takes to recover and return to favorite activities. The goal of this procedure is to reattach the torn tissue to the humerus in order to recover mobility and eliminate pain and discomfort.
Your doctor may recommend Rotator Cuff Repair if you have a painful condition that does not respond to nonsurgical treatment. Nonsurgical treatment includes rest, physical therapy, and medications or injections that can reduce inflammation. Rotator Cuff Repair may relieve painful symptoms of many problems that damage the labrum, articular cartilage, or other soft tissues surrounding the joint.

Recovery from Rotator Cuff Repair

Many people return to full, unrestricted activities after Rotator Cuff Repair within 6-8 weeks. You will be wearing an arm sling for the first 4 weeks to allow the tissue to adhere well onto the humerus bone before starting your physiotherapy. Your recovery will depend on the type and severity of damage that was present in your shoulder due to the torn rotator cuff injury. Your surgeon will speak with you about your recovery and any potential changes in lifestyle that may help preserve and protect your shoulder joint.

Our Orthopedic Surgeons

Our network of orthopedists  is composed of a select group of talented and experienced surgeons who, in their private practice, perform the most advanced and innovative arthroscopic procedures to treat degenerative diseases and sports injuries. Additionally, our orthopedic surgeons undergo a rigorous vetting process to guarantee the highest safety and quality standards for our international patients. Our compliance team ensures our doctors are fully accredited and licensed where they practice and meet the following requirements:

  • Board Certified
  • Proven track record of success
  • Active member of the Academic Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Continuously participates in conferences and workshops on latest treatments and technologies
  • Recommended by fellow medical colleagues
  • Training from prestigious medical institutions
  • Conducts medical research and publications
Lastly, our recruitment and compliance teams interview all our orthopedic surgeons in person, visit their facilities, meet past and current patients, and review their medical processes and protocols to confirm they meet the highest standards.

Our Medical Tourism Rotator Cuff Repair Surgery Packages

For your convenience, we have designed Medical Tourism Packages for orthopedic treatments that include the following:
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • On-site local transportation
  • Pre-operative tests
  • Surgery center’s fees and hospitalization
  • Surgeons’ fees
  • Anesthesia and anesthesiologist
  • All treatment related materials
  • Post-operative medication

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