Rotator Cuff Tear

What Is the Rotator Cuff?

Connecting the upper arm to the shoulder blade, the rotator cuff is a group of tendons and muscles in the shoulder. While the tendons provide stability to the shoulder, the muscles allow the shoulder to rotate. Together, these tendons and muscles form a strong cuff around the upper arm. As a result, the rotator cuff is prone to injury. Our orthopedic shoulder surgeon at Advanced Spine & Orthopedics has extensive experience in diagnosing and treating shoulder pain and rotator cuff tears.

A rotator cuff tear is a common injury that can be painful and debilitating. Our orthopedic shoulder surgeon at Advanced Spine & Orthopedics has extensive experience in diagnosing and treating shoulder pain and rotator cuff tears in Dallas.

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Symptoms of a Rotator Cuff Tear

A rotator cuff tear can develop slowly because of normal wear and overuse or suddenly, because of an impact injury. With it comes an assortment of symptoms. The most common symptoms of a rotator cuff tear are:

  • Shoulder pain¬†when resting at night
  • Pain when lifting your arm
  • Weakness when lifting your arm
  • Cracking sensation when you move your shoulder

If you have any of these symptoms, or you think you have a rotator cuff tear, then call our office to schedule a proper examination with our orthopedic shoulder surgeon.

Rotator Cuff Pain

Many people in the area experience some level of shoulder pain. Our orthopedic shoulder surgeon is sought after by many patients in Southlake, and all surrounding communities. There are many reasons to see us for shoulder pain outside of rotator cuff tears. While our clinic cares for a number of rotator cuff tears, we also see a number of other rotator cuff injuries. These injuries include:

Rotator Cuff Tendonitis

Rotator Cuff Impingement

Frozen Shoulder

Shoulder Bursitis

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Shoulder Specialist

Our orthopedic surgeon will want to properly examine your shoulder pain and rotator cuff injury to see if a non-surgical treatment plan is the best option. Conversely, if the symptoms continue, or if the injury is severe, then surgery may be suggested. If shoulder surgery is needed, our orthopedic shoulder surgeon and team use the latest surgical methods available today.

Rotator cuff repair involves performing surgery to either sew the tendons in the shoulder back to the bone, make room in the shoulder area to prevent pinching, or to remove loose fragments from the area. Our orthopedic surgeons will thoroughly analyze the shoulder and diagnose the severity of the issue to determine the appropriate course of action for your surgery.

Schedule a Consultation

To set up a meeting with our orthopedic surgeon concerning a rotator cuff tear, or for any other shoulder injury, contact us online or call our Southlake clinic at 817-310-8783. Dr. James and Dr. Eubanks are board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons who are dedicated to providing our patients with outstanding results from their rotator cuff tear treatment in Dallas.