Rotator cuff is the term given to describe a group of four tendons that work together to support and stabilize the shoulder joint. Each tendon connects muscle to bone.
When a shoulder muscles contracts, it pulls on a tendon which in turn pulls on the upper arm bone and causes it to move. When one or more of these tendons become damaged, the arm loses strength and mobility. Your Procedure: On the day of your operation, you will be asked to put on a surgical gown.
You may receive a sedative by mouth and an intravenous line may be put in.
You will then be transferred to the operating table. If you are receiving general anesthesia, the anesthesiologist will administer it by injection and using an inhalation mask.
The surgeon will then apply an antiseptic solution to the skin and place a sterile drape around the operative site.