by Anna Ribaudo
Now that we’re more than a month into the New Year, most of us have either broken or modified our resolutions. For those of you who haven’t– congratulations! Yet among … More…
True or False: The rotator cuff is a set of four small muscles in the shoulder that allow the upper arm to rotate. The answer is TRUE. When a rotator cuff is torn, the tendon part of the muscle tears away from the bone of the upper arm and surgery is required, during which a surgeon reattaches the tendon to the bone. The success rate of a rotator cuff sugery depends on how well the interface between the tendon and the bone heals. Usually, rotator cuff surgery recovery is in the form of immobilizing the shoulder for seven to ten days, then immediate physical therapy, but an HSS study headed by Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Scott Rodeo makes the suggestion that rehabilitation methods should be changed. To read more about the study, visit http://www.hss.edu/newsroom_changes-rotator-cuff-surgery-rehabilitation.asp.