Arthroscopic Repair of Massive Rotator Cuff Tears: A Prospective Cohort with 2 to 4-year follow-up.

Have you been told that you have a rotator cuff tear that is so bad that it can’t be repaired? Are you getting ready for a reverse shoulder replacement? Do you want to keep your own tissue and not undergo shoulder replacement surgery? You have found the right website and practice. Here at Bennett Orthopedics and Sportsmedicine, Dr. Bennett has been repairing rotator cuff tears arthroscopically since 1995.

In fact, Dr.Bennett has never opened a rotator cuff repair surgery. He has published numerous studies on the results of his surgery with very encouraging results. He has classified his outcome results based upon which tendons were torn in the shoulder. In fact he has published a peer-reviewed paper on the outcomes of arthroscopic repair of massive rotator cuff tears.

Actually, Dr. Bennett has noted that most rotator cuff tears deemed non-repairable, are in fact, repairable. Even partial repairs of tendons allow increased function and range of motion and strength. Now if you are 60 or older and a manual laborer and require strength at the level of the shoulder or if your shoulder has pseudo-paralysis, the inability to elevate your arm at all, he will discuss and perform a reverse shoulder replacement.

Yet, in fact he has seen numerous patients who had been told that the rotator cuff tendon was non-repairable or that there was a 50 percent chance or less of repairing it, and has gone on to successfully repair 100 percent of the tear with excellent results and satisfaction.

Between 1997 and 1999, 37 patients underwent complete arthroscopic repair of massive rotator cuff tears. To date, Dr. Bennett has repaired 100s of massive rotator cuff repairs, arthroscopically.

The arthroscopic repair of massive rotator cuff tears is effective for decreasing pain and improving the functional status of the shoulder for most patients. Complete coverage was achieved in 78% of the patients at the time of surgery. A subset of patients who did not have complete coverage or coverage at a second setting showed similar outcomes as those with full coverage. The patient satisfaction rate was 95%.

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Dr. Bennett’s immediate services area is localized to Sarasota, Bradenton, Venice, North Port, Englewood and Lakewood Ranch, Florida. With easy access to Tampa-St. Petersburg Airports, as well as Ft Myers airport, his reach extends to Naples, Port Charlotte, out-of-state and International patients.

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