Rotator Cuff Disorder
Rotator cuff muscles are important in shoulder movements and in maintaining shoulder joint stability. The rotator cuff, also called the rotor cuff, identifies the group of muscles and tendons that stabilize the shoulder. The rotator cuff muscles undergo a tremendous amount of stress under normal circumstances. Add the stress and strain of tennis or baseball, and the risk of suffering sports injuries increases dramatically.
Signs of rotator cuff injury include:
Pain when attempting over-the-head activities.
Pain in the shoulder that is often worse at night.
Pain when bending the arm and rotating it outward.
Our orthopaedic surgeons perform arthroscopic shoulder surgery and diagnose and treat multiple shoulder problems. They also can remove loose bone or cartilage, repair a torn rotator cuff, or treat a dislocated shoulder.