Rotator Cuff Repair Surgery Shoulder Beautification Surgery
Steve Mora MD
Orange County Shoulder Doctor
Rotator Cuff tears of the shoulder can cause severe pain and weakness. When the rotator cuff tendon pulls off the bone, it will rarely heal. On the contrary, the torn tendon usually worsens with time. Patients typically have pain and weakness that effects even simple activities. Patients can become despondent and upset because they cannot do the activities that bring them happiness. The pain can even affect their ability to sleep properly. When surgery is necessary the torn tendon is cleaned up and re-attached back to bone. We call this rotator cuff repair. The re-attachment is done with very small sutures that I anchor into the bone and then pass these suture through the torn tendon. Once the sutures are passed I tie them down in such a way that it firmly brings the torn tendon back down upon the bone. This procedure is done through very small arthroscopic incisions, under general anesthesia, and at a outpatient surgery center. A sling is worn for a little over a month. Once the tendon heals activities can be increased. After a few months the rotator cuff tendon will naturally adhere itself to the bone. The healing process takes about 6-9 months. Once healed and rehabilitation completed patients can usually resume all normal activities.
The picture below shows the tendon before and after the repair.
When everything goes well the patient is able to regain use of their shoulder in a BEAUTIFUL way. The way it was meant to be !
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About Steve A. Mora MD:
Dr. Mora is a native of Orange County. He graduated from Anaheim High School in Orange County CA. He received his medical education at UC Irvine College of Medicine where he finished in the top of his class earning the coveted AOA Medical Society honors. He completed his Orthopedic Surgery training LAC+USC Medical Center and then did a additional Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Santa Monica Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group where focused on sports medicine, shoulder, knee, hip arthroscopy. He has published numerous book chapters on the topics of ACL injuries in soccer players, cartilage restoration, and athletic hip injuries. He is currently practicing Orthopedic Surgery in the City of Orange Orange County. He is a founding partner at Restore Orthopedics and Spine Center (www.restoreorthopedics.com). Dr. Mora’s practice focus is on sports related trauma, MMA injury treatment, arthroscopy of the shoulder, hip, knee and elbow, and partial and total knee replacement. He sees athletes of all levels including professional soccer and UFC/MMA patients. Dr. Mora’s family heritage is Peruvian. He speaks fluent Spanish.
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Restore Orthopedics and Spine Center
112o W. La Veta Ave, Third Floor
Orange, CA 92868
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