4. Arthroscopic Subacromial Decompression (ASD)

1.The rotator cuff and subacromial impingement 2.Rotator cuff tears 3. Rotator cuff repair 4. Arthroscopic subacromial decompression (ASD) What are the indications for Arthroscopic Subacromial Decompression? Arthroscopic subacromial decompression is used to treat subacromial impingement pain which fails to respond to non-operative measures such as an injection and physiotherapy. The aim is to create more room for […]

3. Rotator cuff repair

1.The rotator cuff and subacromial impingement 2.Rotator cuff tears 3. Rotator cuff repair 4. Arthroscopic subacromial decompression (ASD) The challenge of rotator cuff repair When the rotator cuff tears, it usually pulls away from the bone in a degenerate part of the tendon.  This most commonly affects the supraspinatus tendon.  The challenge for the surgeon is […]

2. Rotator cuff tears

1. The rotator cuff and subacromial impingement  2. Rotator cuff tears 3. Rotator cuff repair 4. Arthroscopic subacromial decompression (ASD) Why do rotator cuff tears happen? The underlying cause of most rotator cuff tears is tendinopathy.  This is the degeneration or wear and tear which occurs in our tendons as we get older.  The tear […]