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To repair a torn rotator cuff, the surgeon will reattach the damaged tendon to the upper arm.
The surgery will be done as follows:
The surgeon will also remove bone spurs during the operation. He also releases any ligaments which are pressing on the tendon. If a bursa is inflamed then the surgeon either removes it or excises it. The surgeon may also remove a small part of the acromion in order to make sure that the repaired rotator cuff has space to move. The surgery will last from 30 to 90 minutes and can be done on an outpatient basis. Then your arm will be placed in a sling. Healing will occur with time, as the scar tissues will connect the tendon to the bone. It is a slow process since tendons get poor blood supply.