Rotator Cuff Tear

What is a Rotator Cuff Tear?

Your body’s rotator cuff is a collection of four muscles and tendons that works to support your shoulder joint. Your arms can be raised, turned, and moved more easily. Adults who have shoulder discomfort and incapacity may suffer from a rotator cuff tear.

Rotator Cuff Tear

A rotator cuff injury can cause pain in the shoulder that worsens at night and generally increases with age. A torn rotator cuff in the shoulder weakens it and makes daily basic activities challenging and painful to conduct. The two leading causes of rotator cuff tears are Acute Tears and Degenerative (Wear-Related) Tears.

It is a common injury, especially in sports like baseball or tennis, or even in jobs with repetitive overhead motions, such as painters and carpenters. The most common rotator cuff injuries are strains, tears, and tendonitis, which are caused due to overuse, wear and tear over time, or acute injury.

It is a common injury, especially in sports like baseball or tennis, or even in jobs with repetitive overhead motions, such as painters and carpenters. The most common rotator cuff injuries are strains, tears, and tendonitis, which are caused due to overuse, wear and tear over time, or acute injury.

Saqsham Ortho care and solution is the best orthopaedics hospital in Gurgaon that provides Rotator Cuff Surgery in Delhi NCR. Experts here follow a holistic approach to help you recover from the injuries and provide a healthy and happy life. Our Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Specialist assesses your symptoms to diagnose and provide treatment using advanced technologies.

What are the symptoms of a Rotator Cuff Tear?

Our specialist’s team recognizes the following common symptoms of a rotator cuff tear:

  • Shoulder Pain, especially at rest and at night
  • Muscle Pain or weakness while lifting, rotating or lowering your arm
  • Difficulty reaching behind the back or reaching out to the side or overhead
  • Difficulty sleeping on the affected shoulder
  • Disturb sleep
  • Inability to lift things that you usually do
  • Hear clicking or when you move your arm
  • Grating, popping or cracking sounds when moving your shoulder in a specific position

When such symptoms are recognized, we advise you to reach out to Saqsham Ortho as soon as possible so that we can help you diagnose the problem and provide treatment before the condition becomes worse.

How can I diagnose Rotator Cuff Tear?

Rotator Cuff Tear can be diagnosed by visiting Saqsham healthcare care centre in Gurgaon and booking an appointment with our Orthopedic Specialist. Our specialists conduct the diagnosis process in three particular steps.

  1. Assessing your medical history: Our specialists will start with knowing about your past severe injuries and conditions that might affect your rotator cuff injury treatment.
  2. Performs physical tests: Our specialists perform the physical examination by testing your range of motion and strength. He will press on different parts of the affected shoulder joint and move your arm into different positions and directions to check mobility and strength. It makes them check whether the injury is tender in any area or if there is a deformity. Our specialist will carefully evaluate all the problems associated with your shoulder joint. Also, we examine your neck to check if the root point of the pain is not a pinched nerve.
  1. Imaging Tests: Our specialists conduct imaging tests to diagnose your injury’s symptoms and further plan a treatment solution for you.

These imaging tests are:

  • X-ray: Firstly, our team performs X-ray tests to identify bone spurs and check if the top of your arm bone is pushing into the rotator cuff space. These small bone growths cause pain and inflammation in your shoulder joint. These x-rays do not identify the rotator cuff tear.
  • Magnetic resonance imaging scan (MRI) or ultrasound: MRI scans detect the images of rotator cuff tendons and show the rotator cuff tear and its size & severity. This test uses radio waves and a strong magnet to deliver detailed structure images of your shoulder.

How is a Rotator Cuff Tear Treatment done?

Experts at Saqsham Ortho say that if a rotator cuff tear is not treated on time despite the increasing pain, you tend to develop severe damage to your arm.

If you have chronic shoulder and arm pain, you should visit our healthcare centre immediately. We will recommend you conservative treatment solutions. Our treatment aims to reduce pain and restore function.

We offer two different treatment solutions: Nonsurgical Treatment and Surgical Treatment.

  1. Nonsurgical Treatment

Our nonsurgical treatment options provide pain relief and improved shoulder functioning in about 80-85% of the patients. These options are:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen, aspirin, and naproxen can reduce pain and swelling.
  • Practising Strengthening exercises and physical therapy
  • Activity modification
  • Steroid injection to reduce inflammation
  • Proper rest and limiting overhead activities
  • Applying hot or cold packs to the affected area

Our nonsurgical treatments avoid the risk of Infection, Anesthesia complications, Permanent stiffness, and sometimes lengthy recovery time.

  1. Surgical Treatment

We only recommend our surgical treatment options when the nonsurgical options do not improve the pain or in case you use your arms for overhead work or sports. Our various surgical treatment options are:


  • Arthroscopic tendon repair:In this treatment, we make a small cut in your shoulder and insert a tiny camera called an arthroscope and tools to fix your tear. It implies a speedy recovery time.
  • Open tendon repair: In this treatment, we make a large cut to fix the tear. We use this option in certain critical situations.
  • Tendon transfer: In this treatment, we use a nearby tendon as a replacement. We opt for this solution when the torn tendon becomes too damaged to be reattached to the arm bone.
  • Shoulder replacement: In this treatment, we replace the patient’s shoulder joint with an artificial joint. We opt for this solution when the cuff injuries are too severe.

At Saqsham Ortho, our team of skilled, experienced, and dedicated orthopaedic surgeons and specialists provide all these treatment solutions to our patients. We have some of the best orthopaedic doctors in Gurgaon who specialize in surgical and nonsurgical Rotator Cuff Surgery in Gurgaon.

Contact us today or book an appointment with our specialists if you have a rotator cuff tear injury and need assured results.

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