Advancements in Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
As baby boomers continue to press the envelope in their desire to stay fit and active, degenerative shoulder disorders are becoming more and more prevalent. That’s why Northern Westchester Hospital’s Orthopedic and Spine Institute continues to look to advancements in arthroscopic rotator cuff repair.
Advances in Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
Patients with a torn rotator cuff often experience severe limitations in their ability to perform simple, everyday activities like combing their hair or getting dressed. People most at risk for rotator cuff tears include athletes and those who do repetitive overhead work, such as painters and carpenters. Rotator cuff injuries are usually the result of wear and tear and recurring stress, but as people age, inadequate blood supply and bone spurs can add risks.
At Northern Westchester Hospital, skilled surgeons are using the latest advancements in arthroscopic rotator cuff repair techniques to repair rotator cuff injuries. Our surgeons deliver superior results through techniques that are far less invasive than traditional open surgery, in which a large incision is required for the surgeon to get a direct view of the rotator cuff.
Evan H. Karas, M.D., FAAOS, Co-Chief of Orthopedic Surgery and Co-Director of the Orthopedic and Spine Institute at Northern Westchester Hospital and a member of the Mount Kisco Medical Group, brings advanced training and surgical expertise in repairing both partial and complete rotator cuff tears. Armed with an arthroscope and tiny instruments that he carefully passes through several small incisions, Dr. Karas intensely fixes his eyes on the hospital’s high-definition video monitors as he carefully maneuvers throughout his patient’s shoulder without the limitations of an incision.
Call us today at 914.666.1499 to learn more about whether arthroscopic rotator cuff repair may be right for you.
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