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Rotator Cuff Surgery (Repair Torn Tendon in the Shoulder)

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It Is Suitable For

· Those looking for shoulder-repairing surgery in Mexicali.
· Those with torn tendon / rotator cuff problems.
· Those with prolonged shoulder problems of 6 to 12 months.
· Those who wish to regain strength in their shoulders and ease pain.
· Those who wish to be more active in sports.

What is Rotator Cuff Surgery?

Rotator Cuff Surgery as its name suggests, is a surgical procedure performed to treat any sort of rotator cuff injuries like muscles tear, tendinitis and bursitis. They are often possible to be treated at home. However, if the conditions had worsened and home treatments or physical therapy may not work, you may have to undergo surgery.

What is Rotator Cuff?

There are so many things that you may take of granted when it comes to what a rotator cuff could do. With them, you get something off a high shelf, play tennis or even comb your hair.

Rotator cuff protects your shoulder joints and eases you to move your arms over your head. It is made up of muscles and tendons to contain the head of your upper arm bone in your shoulder socket.

How It Works

If home treatments or physical therapies are not helping with your problems then that means, you may have to undergo surgeries. Surgeries can usually be done in 2 ways:

· Arthroscopic
Sometimes referred as scoping procedure, this procedure involves a few small incisions through your ankle for arthroscope insertion and other related surgical tools, whichever necessary. The incisions are small enough to cause huge disruption to your shoulder joint and soft tissues.

· Open surgery
It was the first technique applied to repair rotator cuff problems. It involves a large incision to give the surgeon a direct access to your tendon and is especially helpful for tendon or shoulder joint replacement.

Rotator Cuff Surgery Procedure


1. You will be administered the anesthesia.
2. Small incisions will be made for the insertion of an intravenous access device.
3. The intravenous access device will be placed in different areas around your ankle for the instruments and camera to be placed in. Damaged structures are removed.
4. The small incisions will be stitched and bandaged.

<Open Surgery>

1. You will be administered anesthesia.
2. A large incision will be made to provide a direct access.
3. Your shoulder will be treated accordingly.
4. Close stitching and end of treatment.

Arthroscopy Vs Open Surgery

· Arthroscopy is minimally invasive as compared to open surgery
· Arthroscopy results in less pain and scarring
· Arthroscopy has fewer complications and less risk of infection compared to open surgery
· Arthroscopy has a shorter period of recovery
· Arthroscopy also allows surgeons to perform ankle preservation in order to treat conditions that cause osteoarthritis

Advantages and Limitations of Rotator Cuff Surgery

· Short recovery period
· Safe procedure
· Minimally Invasive
· Minimizes pain and scarring
· Treats shoulder conditions

· Bleeding and infection may occur

Pre Surgery Instructions

· Notify the surgeon of your current medicine prescriptions if any.
· Stop taking any blood-thinning or anti-inflammatory medications like Ibuprofen and Advil for 2 weeks
· Stop smoking and drinking for a few days
· Fast 6 to 8 hours prior the surgery

Post Surgery Instructions

· Take your medications as prescribed
· Do not shower for at least 48 hrs
· Keep surgical site clean and dry at all time
· Perform physical therapy to expedite recovery


Q1: Will I be allowed to drive myself home?
A1: No, in most cases you will only be permitted to drive 7 to 10 days after the surgery.

Q2: Will it hurt?
A2: Since anesthesia will be used, you will undergo a painless surgery. If you cannot bear the pain after the surgery, you can take the medicine prescribed

Q3: Will I be able to play sports normally?
A3: Of course, but not immediately. It may take you a few weeks or months until you reach total recovery. Once you have passed that, you will be able to play as you have always been

Q4: Will my conditions be treated well?
A4: According to studies, arthroscopy surgery success rate is at least 85%

Q5: I have mild rotator cuff impingement, will this be a good treatment for me?
A5: Yes, this may be suitable for you. However, if you are yet to discover home treatments and physical therapies, it would be recommended that you give that a go first.

Q6: I have had a history of heart attack, will it be okay for me to undergo this surgery?
A6: Best to know if you first consult with your medical physician about this. Generally, this may not be appropriate for those who have active infections or those suffering other medical problems.

Clinic Information

[Clinic Name] Hospital de la Familia
[Location] Mexicali, Mexico
[Nearest Stations / Attractions] The hospital is about 17 mins drive from Mexicali International Airport and 10 mins drive from Holiday Inn Express & Suites Mexicali
[Clinic Opening Time] Monday - Sunday (24 hrs)

Operation Time 2 - 3 hrs
Recovery Time 1 - 2 weeks
Number of Postoperative Visit Not Required
Hospitalization 2 Nights
Cancellation Policy Total recovery may take up to 1- 2 months
You may be required to fill out a medical questionnaire and share previous medical records, pictures or any other tests
Include In This Price Reschedule of treatments can be made without penalty. However, $250 deposit is non refundable if cancellation takes place within 48 hrs prior to surgery
Price Detail 2-nights Stay, Consultation Fee, Service Fee
Location Hospital de la Familia (Family Hospital), Cto Brasil 82, Parque Industrial Álamo, El Alamo, 21100 Mexicali, B.C., Mexico

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