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Rotator Cuff Repairs


Making More Space

Impingement or calcium deposits can be treated by debridement(removal of damaged tissue). The surgeon may take out an inflamed bursa and/or trim the acromion to make more space for the joint. Calcium deposits can also be removed, if necessary.

Tendon Trim and repair

If you have a torn rotator cuff tendon, the surgeon will debride the end of the damaged tendon. The tendon will be reattached to the humerus with anchors, tacks, or sutures (stitches). These remain in place and don’t need to be removed.

diagram of shoulder