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Repair Your Shoulder with Rotator Cuff Surgery in MA & RI

Whether your aging parent has fallen or your child had a sports injury, patients of all ages can be treated with rotator cuff surgery. Also known as rotator cuff repair, rotator cuff surgery repairs a torn or damaged rotator cuff tendon, which is located in the shoulder and controls the motion of the shoulder joint.

Many people can have rotator cuff injuries, but not all them require surgery. At Southcoast Health, we may recommend rotator cuff surgery in Fall River, Dartmouth, New Bedford or Wareham, MA if:

  • You’ve experienced shoulder pain for more than six months.
  • The tear is from a recent injury.
  • The tear is smaller than two inches and is only in one tendon.
  • You can’t use your shoulder for normal activities.
  • Physical therapy and medications haven’t provided relief.

Treat Your Shoulder Pain at Southcoast Health

When you have shoulder surgery performed by our orthopedic surgeons at Southcoast, you’ll receive the latest treatments through our community of care, from prepping for the surgery to recovery. Rotator cuff surgery can range from being open to a minimally invasive arthroscopic procedure, which determines the length of your stay at one of our hospitals.

Rotator cuff surgery recovery usually requires that you wear a sling while your shoulder heals, and the orthopedists at Southcoast recommend physical therapy to regain function, strength and stability. A full recovery may take three to 12 months.

If you have experienced shoulder pain due to an injured rotator cuff in southern Massachusetts, orthopedic surgery may the best treatment options for you. Find a doctor and excellent care at Southcoast — schedule a consultation today. You can also take advantage of our free educational Joint Seminar to learn more. Call 508-973-1559 to register.

As part of our orthopedic services, Southcoast Health treats shoulder pain with rotator cuff surgery in Fall River, Dartmouth, New Bedford and Wareham, MA and surrounding areas of RI through Charlton Memorial Hospital, St. Luke’s Hospital and Tobey Hospital.