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Welcome to under the knife where we go inside the operating room to show you exactly what happens -- surgery.
Today we're taking a look at your rotator cuff.
And while most people associate injuries to this area with athletes like Major League pitchers.
Rotator cuff injuries are also a growing problem among aging Americans.
Let's take a look at what happens you're an arthroscopic rotator cuff repair.
The rotator -- is made up -- four muscles and tendons.
That anchor the head of the upper arm bone the humorous securely into the socket of the shoulder -- The muscles of the rotator -- pull on bands of tough issues pulled -- To race and rotate your wrong.
But when there's a -- in one of these tendons -- movement can become painful and sometimes even impossible.
-- were surgery comes it.
During this procedure your doctor will begin by making too small cuts and your skin to -- the inside of the shoulder next.
They will insert and -- microscope which is a devise that contains a light that camera and tiny surgical tools.
Our first global project images on -- TV monitor to help guide the surgeon.
A few more small cuts will be made to examine your shoulder joint for on healthy tissue and repair the torn ten.
You're certain will then drill a few small holes in your -- what implants called suture anchors will be place.
As you can see -- sutures will be looked through the anchors and stitch -- -- repaired -- to reconnect attendant to the ball.
And don't worry about those anchors and sutures your body will absorb them eventually.
After the procedure the certain it will stink you walk and you shoulder will be placed in this way the good news is.
This is a minimally invasive procedure and most patients are able to go home the same day.
But don't get too comfortable in the weeks following surgery you will need physical therapy and exercise to get that shoulder back in shape.
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