Rotator Cuff Repair
The rotator cuff is a collection of four muscles that link your arm to the top of your shoulder blade. The most common form of damage that affects the rotator cuff is impingement or a tear.
Rotator cuff shoulder surgery is an operation designed to alleviate the pain associated with rotator cuff damage. After undergoing surgery, you should experience less pain and be able to use your shoulder more effectively.
There are a number of procedures your surgeon may choose from in order to treat your rotator cuff injury including:
- Shoulder arthroscopy
- Patch repair
- Massive rotator cuff tear repair
- Balloon arthroplasty
Patients with small or minor tears to their rotator cuff can usually return to regular function with a change of regular activities and the help of physiotherapy. However, large tears are likely to require surgical intervention.
The rotator cuff procedure takes roughly 45 – 60 minutes to perform. The operation is usually conducted under general anaesthetic but a variety of anaesthetic options are available.
Most commonly, surgeons will conduct the rotator cuff procedure using a technique called arthroscopy (so-called “keyhole-surgery”). Open surgery may nonetheless be required if it is determined to be the most appropriate form of surgery for your condition. Your surgeon will recommend the most appropriate course of action for your case.
At One Healthcare we can book you in to see a specialist Orthopaedic surgeon for an initial consultation, usually within 48 hours. Rotator cuff surgery is available at One Ashford Hospital in Kent and One Hatfield Hospital in Hertfordshire.
You can use your private medical insurance or pay for your Rotator Cuff Repair treatment. We offer competitive, fixed price packages as well as the ability to spread your cost with the option of 0% finance. If you are using your health insurance please do contact your insurer first for approval and let them know you’d like to be treated at either the One Ashford Hospital or One Hatfield Hospital.
Why One Healthcare
- Modern purpose-built hospital opened in March 2016 (Ashford) December 2017 (Hatfield)
- Fast access to diagnostics including MRI, Xray and Ultrasound
- Private, spacious, en-suite rooms
- Specialist Physiotherapy and nursing teams
- Little or no waiting time
- ‘Ultra clean air’ theatres
- Freshly prepared food
- Calm, dignified experience
Contact us and find out more
Contact our team to find out more information regarding private Rotator Cuff Repair or to book an initial consultation.
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Mr Georgios Arealis
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Shoulder and Upper Limb Specialist
One Ashford Hospital
Mr Jai Relwani
Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon; Clinical Lead, Shoulder & Elbow Service
One Ashford Hospital
Mr Rajeev Sharma
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon - Upper Limb Surgery (Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand)
One Hatfield Hospital