Rotator Cuff Repair
The rotator cuff is made up of four tendons which all merge to form a sheath or cuff over the ball of the shoulder joint. The tendons of the shoulder can tear as a result of injury or degeneration. The tendons usually tear away from the bone. Often this is associated with a bone spur rubbing on the tendon and gradually producing a tear over time. Some tendon tears do not cause symptoms, but for other people this condition can be very painful and restrict their ability to lift the arm above their head.