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Effective, precise, reliable rotator cuff repair

Customized rotator cuff repair that helps you feel confident in your body again

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HOW IT WORKS

A thorough rotator cuff solution that brings you back to feeling mobile

The many components of your shoulder are working hand in hand to help you move with the strength and stability that you are accustomed to. Your shoulder has three main bones. There is the collar bone (clavicle), shoulder blade (scapula), and the upper arm bone (humerus). Two main joints are the shoulder joint and the AC joint. The shoulder joint is a ball and socket joint between the shoulder blade and arm bone. It is supplemented by the AC joint, which is located between the shoulder blade and collar bone, and is critical for the gliding motion between these two bones. Last but not least, the rotator cuff consists of four tendons which surround the shoulder capsule and are critical to the other components of your shoulder staying in place and working in tandem. It protects your joints and keeps the upper arm bone attached to the shoulder blade. We, at Genesis, are committed to helping your rotator cuff function at its highest level.

Rotator cuff tears are an extremely limiting injury that can arise due to repeated motion or sudden injuries. Often times, rotator cuff tears are partial tears, where a part of your tendon(s) tears or detaches from the upper arm bone (humerus). Doing a job where you move your arm above your head repetitively is a common cause of this injury. Painters, carpenters, swimmers and baseball pitchers are all at risk for repetitive stress injuries. Falling or lifting something heavy can cause sudden rotator cuff tears. These injuries make it hard to do the daily activities you love and need to do. It may be impossible to work your job or even reach for groceries. We are committed to relieving you of this pain and getting you back to your full self.

What does a rotator cuff tear feel like? Pain is the most obvious symptom. Weakness, difficulty sleeping on the injured shoulder, a popping sensation during movement, or even being unable to fully move your arm are all other common symptoms you may experience. A medical history and physical exam can be used by your doctor to diagnose your rotator cuff injury. X-rays or an ultrasound may also be needed to decisively determine the scope of your injury. This information can then inform you on whether or not surgery is the best path forward. 

What can be done about this painful and limiting injury? Rotator cuff repair is one of the most thorough methods of relieving you of your pain and symptoms. The pain you’ve come to expect doesn’t have to be the norm. You can feel the same strength and stability you had ten years ago. The most common type of rotator cuff repair is the arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. This procedure involves the surgeon making small incisions on your shoulder, through which a long camera called an arthroscope is inserted into the shoulder joint to visualize any injury to the tendons. Through other small incisions, thin instruments are then inserted through to repair the torn tendon and reattach it to the humerus. For more severe rotator cuff tears, open surgery is often recommended. Open surgery involves a larger incision on the shoulder and even the deltoid muscle to repair the torn tendons. Lastly, your incisions would be closed with stitches or a soft bandage. This procedure is used when other shoulder injuries are also present and require more significant intervention. The open surgery method has a longer recovery time compared to the arthroscopic rotator cuff repair.  Both procedures are the first step to bringing you back to normal and using your shoulder and arm like you truly need. With our advanced technology, modern imaging techniques, and experienced surgeons, we are confident that we can bring you back to feeling mobile again. At Genesis, we are committed to helping you along the path to feeling strong and confident again in your shoulder.

Who is a good candidate for rotator cuff repair? According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 80 percent of patients may find success with nonsurgical treatment in resolving pain and lack of movement. However, the other 20 percent will require surgical intervention to fully relieve their symptoms. Indications that surgery is necessary is if the symptoms have lasted 6 to 12 months, you have loss of function in your shoulder, or there was a significant sudden injury recently. 

 

Here at Genesis Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, we know exactly what steps to take to ensure you have the best rotator cuff repair experience possible. Using our world-class medical technology and wealth of surgical experience, we promise that your procedure will both put you on the path to improving your condition, but also be ethically priced.

"Thank you for seeing and caring for our daughter, Janie on such short notice. She felt so comfortable with you and you were a great encouragement to her."

George and Lu

“You’re so kind! You’re so skilled! You’re so helpful! You’re so needed! Thank you for putting me back together. Thank you so much for helping me feel better.”

Barb

"I just want to thank you for a wonderful job on my shoulder and bicep muscle. Your staff is A-1 in my book."

Michael

Bringing back the strength in your shoulder, without the pain you're accustomed to

Just like your car wears out from natural usage, your shoulder and the many components that are a part of it’s movement wear out from doing the things you love all day long. This is not your fault! We want to bring you back to doing the things you love everyday. 

And that’s exactly what we’re about at Genesis: restoring your ability to move freely in your body, without the pain. Restoration is one of the gifts the medical profession can provide to the world—true restoration of your mobility.

"What should I expect after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair?"

"Correctly-performed surgery by expert medical professionals is the key to everything here"

A typical patient should expect:

  • To be out of surgery on the same day of surgery
  • Use a sling for the first 4 to 6 weeks
  • Complete active exercises after 6 weeks
  • A strength program after 8 to 12 weeks
  • You can play sports or do other activities that require a full range of motion after a few months
  • Physical therapy for 3 to 6 months, after which patients have functional motion and strength

Here at Genesis Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, we are completely committed to your care and comfort. We shape our treatment plan to ensure we reduce complications and our patients are happy with their increased mobility. The two main complications of rotator cuff repairs are nerve damage on the deltoid and long-term shoulder stiffness. We work to prevent nerve damage by having experienced surgeons, who use extremely precise tools alongside arthroscopic images, to ensure that the tendon repair doesn’t impact the deltoid nerve. Then, by starting rehabilitation early, we will work with you to reduce any chance of stiffness. Altogether, our model of advanced, modern care, alongside proactive recovery allows us to reduce complications with surgery. During a quick 15 minute consultation with our medical staff, we can walk you through the entire procedure and help you feel as confident as we are in its success.

"This place is AMAZING! I LOVE these guys!!! Best at everything!!!"

Candace

"The whole team at Genesis Orthopedics & Sports Medicine is as professional as they get! My appointments are timely and informative. They excel at explaining the diagnosis and the treatment. They are such a happy group of people – I look forward to going to the office and being taken care of... Really love Genesis Orthopedics & Sports Medicine!"

Sandy

In just a few months, you could be back using your shoulder like you're used to

With our individualized rotator cuff repair, you can enjoy relief from that nagging pain in your shoulder. We can help bring you back to doing the daily activities you are accustomed to, all while feeling confident in your shoulder and arm.

You are right around the corner from high quality and ethically priced rotator cuff repair. Our commitment to high-quality ethically-priced care is what makes Genesis unique and is the basis of our promise to ensure your procedure is as smooth and successful as possible.

If you want to put that to the test, book a screening now.

COVID-safe
practices

We follow a rigorous protocol designed by our doctors to ensure that our clinic is COVID-safe. Every surface is disinfected, and you will have contact only with your doctor or physician assistant during your visit.

Our three-step approach to customized rotator cuff repair

Our work consists of three simple steps: evaluation, treatment, and recovery.


Quick understanding of the nature of your problem

First you book an appointment to determine with our expert medical team what exactly the nature of your shoulder pain is. With this understanding, we can create a plan of care moving forward, and determine if rotator cuff repair is necessary.

If surgery is necessary, we perform surgery

Our goal isn’t to perform as many procedures as possible. Our goal is simply to match the best path of care with your unique problem. But if surgery is required for a comprehensive solution to your problem, we accommodate your schedule and needs first and foremost when scheduling surgery.

Post-op recovery is simple and painfree

Our promise to you is that you’ll walk out of surgery on the same day, with a concrete plan for post-operative recovery and therapy that will strengthen your shoulder and facilitate a full recovery

Your shoulder pain could be
gone for good

Get in touch with us today to book your first appointment to determine the nature of your rotator cuff problem and discuss rotator cuff repair. We're happy to explain in further detail how the process works and if it might be a good fit for you. (And of course, if surgery isn't the best course of treatment, we'll be the first to recommend an alternative treatment that may be more effective!).





    COVID-safe
    practices

    We follow a rigorous protocol designed by our doctors to ensure that our clinic is COVID-safe. Every surface is disinfected, and you will have contact only with your doctor or physician assistant during your visit.
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